INDUCTICE: induction technology to prevent ice build-up on aircrafts during flight
Innovative application to heat the wings of aircrafts
- AIRBUS DS
252 577,50 €
European programmes: JTI-CLEAN SKY 2
INDUCTICE is a continuation of the INDUCTAIR Project, also developed by Airbus Defence and Space, and IK4-Ikerlan, with national funding from MINECO (RETOS Colaboración 2014). INDUCTAIR assessed the practicality of the project’s first phase using a feasibility study.
In the continuation of the project, IK4-Ikerlan is developing an innovative approach for Airbus DS that will prevent ice from building up on the wings of their aircrafts, using electromagnetic induction technology.
The Basque technological centre, which develops applications using electromagnetism for different sectors, will implement a method to heat up a fine metal mesh (0,1mm), integrated into the wings of aircraft wings, made from a composite material. Electromagnetic induction is characterised by speed and efficiency when used as a form of heating, which is why it is expected that this method will be advantageous over other conventional systems.