comment on this article

'Intelligent' system developed for flight refuelling

'Intelligent' system developed for flight refuelling

Icon Aerospace has developed technology that is said to enable an 'intelligent connector' for in flight refuelling.

The IconIC hose system blends power, telemetry cables and fibre optics for data transfer, enabling control and communication functions between a tanker and receiver aircraft during mid air refuelling.

Calvin Tan, Icon's chief technology officer, said: "The hose system opens up an array of possibilities for functions such as drogue location and hose positioning, as well as for computer diagnostics and on board reprogramming."

Author
Laura Hopperton

Comment on this article


This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Smarter test systems

Talk to the proponents of PXI and they highlight its flexibility, scalability, ...

Cool ideas

In the early years of the new Millennium, a presentation at the International ...

Custom MMIC design

Plextek RFI CEO Liam Devlin discusses the technical and commercial ...

Pressing the button

With less than two weeks to go before the EU referendum, the debate remains ...

The great debate

According to Mark Twain: “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are ...

Keeping standards high

Engineers – at least those who are worth their salt – ask questions. And those ...