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No-Ice-Rotor

Development and demonstration of materials and manufacturing process for ultra-high reliability electric Anti-ice/De-ice thermal layers for high strain rotor blades and airframe sections of a civil tilt-rotor

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Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor Leonardo ©Leonardo S.p.A.

Icing conditions are a major safety concern in aviation and most commercial aircraft have to be equipped with an ice protection system in order to operate safely during such conditions. NO-ICE ROTOR is about developing and manufacturing an ice protection system for the rotor blades of Leonardo’s Next Generation advanced tilt civil rotorcraft.

 

 

 

The overall objectives of the project are:

  • Design and develop an heater layer embedded into the rotorblade composite structure
  • Design and manufacture the ice protection system (IPS) demonstrator
  • Validate the structural and environmental performance with tests on coupons
  • Validate the ice protection system performance by testing the demonstrator in a large scale Icing Wind Tunnel

Facts

  • NO-ICE-ROTOR - Development and demonstration of materials and manufacturing process for ultra high reliability electric Anti-ice/De-ice thermal layers for high strain rotor blades and helicopter airframe sections
  • Programme: H2020-EU.3.4.5.3. - IADP Fast Rotorcraft
  • Funding agencie(s): EU
  • Duration of project: 01/2017 – 12/2020
  • Projectcoordination: VILLINGER GMBH (http://www.villinger.com/)

 

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