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"Tripping" of Supercooled Water Drops for Helicopter Deicing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20517
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20517
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BELTRAN, INC.
1133 EAST 35TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: "Tripping" of Supercooled Water Drops for Helicopter Deicing
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ice accretions on helicopter rotor blades occur as a result of the impact of supercooled water particles on the surface. Supercooled water particles are in an unstable state. Means are sought to "trip" these particles into ice crystals or amorphous snow so that the particles will not adhere to the surface. Density waves (sound) and electromagnetic waves (including lasers) are to be investigated for suitability as "trip" mechanisms reduce the icing potential. Experiments will be conducted in a microcalorimeter using super cooled water in capillary tubes. The kinetics of freezing will be studied for the various "trip" mechanisms.

Principal Investigator:

Thomas C. Kosvic
7183383311

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Beltran, Inc.
1133 East 35 Street Brooklyn, NY 11210

EIN/Tax ID: 112775190
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No