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Mobile Sensor MARWIS Supports Efficient De-Icing of Aircrafts

Let's think about a wintry scene at the Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam, NL): De-icing machines surrounding an aircraft engulfed in clouds of smoke. As you may can imagine, the de-icing process takes time as well as manpower and significantly impacts the airport’s departure capacity. MeteoGroup tested the mobile road and runway sensor MARWIS as a tool to predict the formation of ice on airplane wings. But how did it perform?

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MARWIS - Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information Sensor

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile and in real time from driving vehicles...

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile in real time for vehicles.

  • Road condition (dry, moist, wet, ice, snow, slush, chemically wet), road surface temperature, ambient temperature, water film height up to 6mm, dew point temperature, relative humidity, ice percentage, friction (calculated)
  • Optical LED transmitters, photo receivers, pyrometer, infrared
  • Mobile, plug and play, 100 measurements per second with max. output rate of 10Hz, multifunctional, real time thermal mapping, wireless data transfer
  • Bluetooth, RS485, CAN-Bus
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