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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Lab focuses on new technology to prevent icing on planes, helicopters

Penn State University
April 6, 2011

A little rain or fog may seem like an insignificant threat to a helicopter or airplane. But minor clouds and precipitationcan be the cause of canceled flights—or fatalities.

It's dangerously easy for water droplets to turn to ice and coat an airplane’s wings, unless something could prevent the ice from adhering, lessening or eliminating the problem.

That's what Ed Smith has dedicated his time and research to for the past decade.


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