Every year the Dutch Aerospace Fund awards a prize to the best graduation research in aerospace. This year Robert Geurts is nominated for his research into pre-conditioned air sub-freezing conducted at Deerns.
In modern airports the use of environmental unfriendly and noisy auxiliary power units is heavily restricted. Pre-conditioned air units are the alternative but in hot climates they do not always suffice to cool the aircraft. This research is about how to lower the temperature range of these pre-conditioned air units to below 0°C (sub-freezing).
On 10 October the nominees have to present their research to an expert jury. The winners of the NLF awards will be announced during a Gala on 30 October 2015.