Innovasonic has signed an agreement with Spike Aerospace to explore the use of its ultrasonic self-cleaning technology in the aerospace sector.

The technology is expected to improve the efficiency of deicing, wiperless windshield and cleaning touchscreens used in aircraft and other modes of transportation.

This agreement is based on Innovasonic’s PiezoWipe technology, which features an ultrasonic cleaning process, in addition to the company’s transparent piezoelectric transducers array design and fabrication technology.

According to Innovasonic, PiezoWipe could offer a full self-cleaning solution to remove dirt and deposits, as well as fog and ice on glass components, sensors and displays.

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Compared to existing solutions such as wipers, robots and other self-cleaning coatings, PiezoWipe is anticipated to have enhanced reliability, efficiency and durability.

“This agreement demonstrates our interest in Innovasonic’s technology and capability to move forward with commercialisation efforts.”

Innovasonic founder and CEO Dr Boris Kobrin said: “Working with Spike Aerospace gives us an opportunity to develop and deploy our technology in one of the most innovative products on the aerospace market – supersonic jet, which could fly at the speeds twice of other jets.

“We are now well-positioned to accelerate development and test our technology in an aerospace environment.”

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Based in the US, Innovasonic is primarily engaged in the development of self-cleaning technology that features transparent ultrasonic micro-transducer arrays integrated with glass or plastic products.

Spike Aerospace president and CEO Vik Kachoria said: “The disruptive product we develop – a quiet supersonic jet – requires innovative solutions in a number of areas of aircraft systems.

“Spike Aerospace has chosen Innovasonic for their cutting-edge technology and talented team.

“This agreement demonstrates our interest in Innovasonic’s technology and capability to move forward with commercialisation efforts.”

Spike Aerospace has developed a supersonic passenger jet aircraft that features the company’s low-sonic boom technology.