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Ice-Phobic Clearcoat to Improve Aircraft and Pilot Safety

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82032
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-116-1132
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
E PAINT CO.
25 RESEARCH RD EAST FALMOUTH, MA 02536-6444
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Ice-Phobic Clearcoat to Improve Aircraft and Pilot Safety
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-08-C-5601
Award Amount: $747,872.00
 

Abstract:

Novel anti-icing/deicing additives were discovered in Phase I with robust low ice adhesion properties. Coatings formulated with these additives yield smooth, durable, transparent films that control ice accretion and significantly reduce ice adhesion. These coatings are easy to apply and remove by traditional techniques, are zero-VOC and are environmentally safe. Phase II research seeks to optimize these coatings through a series of coating properties, ice adhesion and environmental exposure tests. In Phase II we will down select one or more ice-phobic coating formulations that last at least one year and meet technical performance requirements for aircraft. Toxicity testing is planned to confirm that the proposed ice-phobic coatings are non-toxic. Testing on airfoils in an icing wind tunnel is planned to achieve TRL 6 by the completion of the proposed effort.

Principal Investigator:

M. A. Walsh
President
5085404412
alex@epaint.net

Business Contact:

Penn Shade
Vice President/Business D
5085404412
penn@epaint.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

E PAINT CO.
25 Research Road East Falmouth, MA 02536

EIN/Tax ID: 043114796
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No