2 June 2014 Simulated Pitot tube designed to detect blockage by ice, volcanic dust, sand, insects and to clear it: phase 1
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 9157AA (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2058220
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
Abstract
A simulated coaxial Pitot tube has been developed using fibre optic sensors combined with actuators to monitor and maintain its correct operation under different environmental conditions. Experiments are reported showing that the dynamic and static tubes can be cleared of ice. It is also demonstrated that the dynamic tube can be cleared of dust and sand which is not the case for the static tube in the coaxial configuration. An approach is proposed to overcome this problem involving a conventional configuration where the static tube is operated independently orthogonal to the dynamic tube with a second set of sensors and actuators.
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David A. Jackson, David A. Jackson, } "Simulated Pitot tube designed to detect blockage by ice, volcanic dust, sand, insects and to clear it: phase 1", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 9157AA (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2058220; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2058220
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