thermal anti-icing

thermal anti-icing

A heated leading edge of a wing or tail surface to prevent formation of ice.
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Developed in joint effort by groups from Cox & Company, Inc., New York, N.Y., and NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, the system combines 1) thermal anti-icing and 2) mechanical de-icing to keep airfoils ice-free.
Inc., New York, is a hybrid that uses both thermal anti-icing and mechanical de-icing to keep wings and other lifting surfaces clear of ice.