Schlegl, T., Moser, M., and Zangl, H., "Wireless and Flexible Ice Detection on Aircraft," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2112, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-2112.
We present a wireless sensor system for temperature measurement and icing detection for the use on aircraft. The sensors are flexible (i.e. bendable), truly wireless, do not require scheduled maintenance, and can be attached easily to almost any point on the aircraft surface (e.g. wings, fuselage, rudder, elevator, etc.). With a sensor thickness of less than two millimeters at the current state of development, they hardly affect the aero dynamical behavior of the structure.In this paper, we report laboratory and field results for temperature measurement and icing detection.