US-based Safe Flight Instrument (booth 2346) is showcasing two technologies to boost the performance and safety of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).

Its Lift Transducer is a wing-lift sensor based on technology originally designed for manned aircraft. The system monitors the lift and drag acting on a wing, providing data to increase opportunities to enhance the former and reduce the latter.

Employing the sensor on unmanned air vehicles will lead to improvements in time-on-station and energy efficiency, according to Randall Green, Safe Flight Instrument president and CEO.

Meanwhile, the company’s Icing Conditions Detector employs moisture and temperature transducer technology to recognize conditions when ice will form. The company claims the lightweight system creates minimal drag and can detect ice before it has the opportunity to degrade vehicle performance and controllability.

Source: Flight Daily News