6/11/2014 American Kestrel has completed a new distribution license
from NASA Glenn. This agreement allows international distribution of
LEWICE version 3.2.2. American Kestrel's LEWINT combines the ice accretion code LEWICE
version 3.2.2 with American Kestrel's user interface, plotting, and
icing analysis tools to produce an integrated 2D ice accretion package.
More information is available here. If you would like to be added to a mailing list to recieve future information about LEWICE please contact LEWINT@AmericanKestrelCo.com
LEWICE version 3.2.2 is made available under a copyright
license from the U.S. Government, National Aeronautics and Space
Administration or NASA.
LEWINT version1.04 - full release
is now available, this version includes a much expanded thermal
analysis capability, greater use of external CFD files, and resolving various bugs.
The objective of
American Kestrel Company, LLC is
to provide research and development, and consulting services to help
government and commercial customers solve challenging problems in the
area of aviation safety, and to transition the resulting technologies
successful certified products. American Kestrel has unique experience
in the development of aircraft ice protection technologies and turning
them into certified systems. In support of your technology development
program we can provide aircraft integration, system level design and
analysis, system testing and evaluation, environmental testing (RTCA Do160), icing wind tunnel
testing, ground testing, and flight testing. American Kestrel has an
FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) ,Mechanical Systems,
specializing in ice protection on staff. Other consultant DERs
can be contracted to complete your certification team.
Mr. David Parkins is American Kestrel's icing DER. He is authorized as follows:
Authorized Regulations: Delegated functions and authorized areas per Order 8110.37E
Systems and Equipment - Mechanical Equipment - (Icing)
14 CFR Part 23/25/27/29/35 -- Appendix B Chart C1
Authorized areas and delegated functions: C1, C2, C4, C6
Systems and Equipment -Electrical Equipment - (Icing - limited to Qualification Testing)
14 CFR Part 23/25/27/29 -- Appendix B Chart C2
Authorized areas and delegated functions: A2, B2
The above picture was
taken at the Mt. Washington Observatory. Information about the
observatory can be found at http://www.mountwashington.org. The Mount Washington
Observatory is a private, non-profit, membership
organization created to:
Over the years a
substantial amount of work has been performed at the observatory that
is directly aimed at or applicable to aircraft icing, aviation weather
forecasting, sensor development and aviation safety. The top picture is
a composite photograph taken from the top of Mt. Washington.
- Observe and record the
extreme weather conditions of Mount Washington.
- Conduct scientific
research at that location.
- Devise educational
programs that foster the appreciation of the science, history and
natural history of the White Mountains.
- Promote public safety
in the White Mountains.