- Certified bird strike protection for FAR Part 25 and Military aircraft
- Cox's Low Power Ice Protection Systems are combined with custom-designed birdstrike protection strategies
- Provides significant weight, cost, and supplier management savings
Cox & Company Low Power Ice Protection Systems are the latest technology in aircraft ice protection, offering elegant and practical solutions on a wide range of aircraft lifting surfaces, fairings, inlets and aircraft structures. Cox's EMEDS & TMEDS technologies enable next-generation aircraft to remove bleed air and operate at a fraction of the power necessary for traditional electro-thermal systems.
EMEDS is a proven ice protection alternative to pneumatic or electrical deicing boots on leading edges. EMEDS achieves reduced airfoil drag and surface erosion characteristics - while also improving deicing performance and aircraft aesthetics.
The newest Low Power Ice Protection System offered by Cox, TMEDS builds upon the proven history of EMEDS and provides bleed-air / electro-thermal equivalent ice protection on leading edges at a fraction of the power.
When continuous anti-ice performance is required with limtied available power, Cox's Hybrid systems combine its electro-thermal anti-icing and EMEDS technologies to provide an optimum solution
|Parameter / System||EMEDS||TMEDS||Pneumatic Boots||TKS||Electro-Thermal|
|BITE & Fault Reporting||Isolates to sub-component||Isolates to sub-component||High-level / Wing-only||High-level / Wing-only||Isolates to zone|
|Erosion Surface Material||Metal or Composite||Metal or Composite||Elastomeric||Titanium||Metal or Composite|
|Erosion Surface Life||Life of aircraft||Life of aircraft||Months to approx. 5 years depending on service||Life of aircraft||Life of aircraft, depending on service|
|Drag Increment||No increase||No increase||Measurable increase||Minimal increase||No increase|
|Deicing Performance||As low as 0.050" & no upper limit||Frost & no upper limit; bleed air-like performance after exiting icing||Typically greater than 0.25"||Anti-ice system. Must be activated prior to icing encounter to be effective.||Requires parting strip, creates runback ridges|
|Weight||Baseline||Slightly greater than baseline for system hardware||Equivalent||System hardware is equivalent, plus additional 55 lbs (avg) for fluid||Less than or up to equivalent; dependent upon electrical generator|
|Cost (USD)||Baseline||Greater than baseline||Equivalent||Equivalent + $100/flight (@ 8 gallons / 2.5 hrs)||Equivalent, not including electrical generator|
|Power (42' span)||300W||2300W||(up to) 775W (1 HP from engine for deflation / inflation + 28W electrical power for control)||42W (for pumps and control)||>20,000W|