Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2112
2003-06-16

Detection of Ice on Aircraft Tail Surfaces 2003-01-2112

A method is presented here that detects aircraft tail surface icing that might normally be unobserved by the flight crew. Such icing can be detected through the action of highly computationally efficient signal processing of existing sensor signals using a so-called failure detection filter (FDF). The FDF creates a unique output signature permitting relatively early detection of tail surface icing.
The FDF incorporates a stable state estimator from which the icing signature is created. This estimator is robust to analytical modeling errors or uncertainties, and to process noise (e.g. turbulence). Excellent performance of the method is demonstrated via simulation.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Development of Stall Margin Instrumentation Designed for use in Icing Conditions

2003-01-2114

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Iced-Airfoil and Wing Aerodynamics

2003-01-2098

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Experimental and Numerical Studies of the Effects of Upper Surface Roughness on Aileron Performance

2003-01-2101

View Details

X