Coating research aims to improve aircraft de-icing

Sensor experimental setup. The experimental setup consisted of a vector network analyzer, power supply, cold Peltier stage, temperature data logger, printed circuit board heaters, and the split ring resonator sensor. Credit: Nature Communications (2022). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32852-6

Engineers at UBC Okanagan have been collaborating with researchers from the University of Toronto to make a significant breakthrough in de-icing technology.

Their latest research, published in this month’s edition of Nature Communications, examines a smart, hybrid—meaning passive…

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