Accession Number:

ADA106100

Title:

Rotorcraft Icing-Status and Prospects

Descriptive Note:

Advisory rept.

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

The fielding of a new generation of helicopters in the NATO nations promises to provide significantly increased adverse weather operational capability, and in consequence a higher probability of icing encounters. Unfortunately, neither the technology nor the resources required to provide complete helicopter ice protection to NATO helicopters of the 1980s are available. Therefore, a Working Group was constituted to develop a concensus on the icing protection requirements for the NATO operational environment assess potential technical approaches to improved helicopter airframe and rotor icing protection recommend RD priorities make recommendations on the exploitation of existing facilities and the development of new facilities for icing research and simulation identify opportunities for cooperative efforts amongst the NATO nations. This report contains the findings of the Working Group, including recommendations for future research, a survey of national RD programmes and plans, consideration of where these plans are not meeting the future research needs, and proposals for actions to fill these gaps. This report was prepared by a Working Group sponsored by the Flight Mechanics Panel of AGARD.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE