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The first autonomous ice protection system applicable to any type of Aerial Vehicle

Awarded: NOK 99,999

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming integral to logistics, scientific research, urban services, and various public services. Unfortunately, the great majority of the countries that will determine how drones could impact society are located in “icing conditions” regions. Effective de-icing for UAVs cannot be solved with the known technologies. D•ICE - a specialized Ice Protection System tailored to UAVs' solves this problem. The core of our patented innovation is a modular lightweight system that ensures comprehensive protection for the entire drone by the use of: ice sensors, electro-thermal panels for the propellers and the frame, thermal management and planning systems. D•ICE strikes a balance between ice protection and aircraft performance, optimizing power usage for energy-efficient and safe flight in icing conditions.

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