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UBIQ Aerospace develops autonomous defrosting technology for UAV

Norway’s UBIQ Aerospace has developed a technology based on the Electro-Thermal concept that will allow unmanned aerial vehicles to defrost autonomously while flying in icy conditions.

CEO of UBIQ Aerospace Sorensen said the D-ICE system worked out by monitoring the atmospheric conditions in which an aircraft operated after takeoff. Along with the development of detection algorithms and sensors used, the occurrence of unexpected situations in the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft will be followed. ( Janes.com )

Thanks to the developed system, in operational conditions conducive to icing and icing, the system will automatically open and determine whether there is icing anywhere on the aircraft. If ice accumulates on the plane, icing will be prevented through electro-thermal panels located in certain areas of the plane, Sorensen said.

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