High Altitude Ice Crystal Detection with Aircraft X-band Weather Radar 2019-01-2026
During participation on EU FP7 HAIC project, Honeywell has developed methodology to detect High Altitude Ice Crystals with the Honeywell IntuVue® RDR-4000 X-band Weather Radar. The algorithm utilizes 3D weather buffer of RDR-4000 weather radar and is based on machine learning. The modified RDR-4000 Weather Radar was successfully flight tested during 2016 HAIC Validation Campaign; the technology was granted Technology Readiness Level 6 by HAIC consortium. After the end of HAIC project, the method was also evaluated with respect to newly set industry standard performance requirements. This paper discuses technology design rationale, high level technology architecture, technology performance, and challenges associated with performance evaluation.
Jan Lukas, Pavel Badin
International Conference on Icing of Aircraft, Engines, and Structures