Eyes on Ice

Curtis Flack (left) and Paul von Hardenberg inspect the ice formation on the spinner of an Advanced Air Mobility prop rotor model.

The prop rotor is tested in the Icing Research Tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Data from the test will be used by icing researchers to understand better the risks of icing on electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, assisting those who design and certify new aircraft.

Virtual tour of the Icing Research Tunnel

Image credit: NASA / Jordan Salkin
Editor: Lillian Gipson