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The NRC has developed a one-of-a-kind, in-situ rotating ice adhesion rig, where researchers are able to measure the adhesion properties of ice to various icephobic coatings in controlled and repeatable conditions. Innovators creating these ice-resistant veneers see their potential application on drones as a match made in heaven, as UAVs’ limited onboard power and payload means a passive ice-prevention method is preferable.
Youth from across Canada got a helping hand to explore their aerospace research skills as they took flight over Ottawa airspace in July 2017 in the first Canadian microgravity research competition for students.