The calculated and measured performance characteristics of a heated-wire liquid-water-content meter for measuring icing severity

Carr B. Neel, Jr., Charles P. Steinmetz
naca-tn-2615
Jan 1952


Ground tests have been made of an instrument which, when assembled in a more compact form for flight installation, could be used to obtain statistical flight data on the liquid-water content of icing clouds and to provide an indication of icing severity. The sensing element of the instrument consists of an electrically heated wire which is mounted in the air stream.

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