Icing scenarios with the icing encounter flight simulator

Glen A. Dimock, Robert W. Deters, Michael S. Selig

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


As part of the Smart Icing System (SIS) project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Icing Encounter Flight Simulator (IEFS) integrates various SIS components in a simulated aircraft icing environment. The IEFS combines a customized version of FlightGear, an open-source flight simulator, with a suite of SIS support software using multiple desktop PCs connected through a local area network. The resulting simulation integrates most SIS concepts for testing and demonstration purposes. To this end, two fictional but historically-motivated icing scenarios are used to illustrate the various SIS interventions capable of preventing icing events. Specifically, a tailplane stall event during a steep descent and a roll upset event during an emergency approach are considered. During each scenario, multiple SIS intervention points are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624100994
StatePublished - 2003
Event41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2003 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2003Jan 9 2003

Publication series

Name41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit


Other41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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