The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 36 EU and non-EU partners from 10 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Japan).

Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.


RainbowVision is a new created company devoted to produce and commercialize original techniques in particle characterization issued from the optical department of UMR CNRS 6614/CORIA. Today RainbowVision has developed an unique optical technique to measure the droplet temperature and size distribution based on the analysis of the light scattered by moving droplet around the rainbow angle. As new Startup, RainbowVision is supported by Normandie Incubation. Head office and workshop are hosted by Normandie University, Rouen Campus.

Role in the project

The key capabilities and competences of RainbowVision for this project are connected to a know-how to record and process the light scattered around the rainbow angle to measure the droplet size distribution and droplet temperature.
Under WP4:
• The device devoted to measurement from outside of the wind tunnel, called GRT-XL, must be optimized to measure the water droplet temperature
• The GRT-XL device will be used during measurement campaign in small scale wind tunnel.
• The device devoted to measurement inside wind tunnel, called GRT-Mini, will be optimized for water droplet measurement and protected from icing to be inserted I large wind tunnel
Under WP6 :
• The GRT-Mini device will be used during measurement campaign in large scale wind tunnel.