Project Concept

THIS research topic calls for a new IPS (Ice protection system) for composite propeller blades, which can be integrated with composites.

The project will determine the ranking order of performance of 7 active IPS technologies to TRL4. By modelling the systems (subject to A further state of the art study and screening within the project) a prototype, in accordance with the specifications defined in the topic description and taking account of partner criteria for performance evaluation, robustness and cost effectiveness, will be developed. The prototype construction, evaluated successfully in the laboratory, will be tested to TRL4 on a propeller test rig in an icing wind tunnel.