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Vol. 206, Issue 11, November 2016, pp. 82-87




Ice Detection of Pure and Saline Ice Using Infrared Signature

1 Taimur Rashid, Hassan A. Khawaja and K. Edvardsen

Department of Engineering and Safety, Arctic University of Norway (UIT), 9019, Troms?, Norway
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1 E-mail: taimur.rashid@uit.no:


Received: 25 July 2016 /Accepted: 30 September 2016 /Published: 30 November 2016

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: The paper shows the possible implementation of an Infrared (IR) ice detection technique. In respect of safety in marine operations, saline ice detection can be significant for automated de-icing systems. Experimentation is performed to observe and detect saline and pure ice samples. The discussed detection mechanism is unique and differs from passive IR detection by introducing the self-heating concept. The use of heating information inside the IR ice detection system will enable the improvement of the systemís detection capability and the dissemination of valid information at the user interface level. The experimentation shows valid detection of ice and no/ice conditions based on consistent temperature gradients.


Keywords: Icing, Infrared, Thermal signature, Cold region, Saline ice.


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