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Innovative Rotor Blade Anti-Icing/De-Icing Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81352
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-007-0284
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FBS, Inc.
3340 West College Ave. State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative Rotor Blade Anti-Icing/De-Icing Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0064
Award Amount: $730,000.00
 

Abstract:

FBS, Inc. and The Pennsylvania State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE), during Phase I of its Army Phase I SBIR contract, demonstrated improved ultrasonic deicing/anti-icing performance using a novel ultrasonic focusing technique. The resulting technology has shown great potential for providing a low-power, light-weight alternative to thermal-based ice protection systems currently used on rotor blades. We are now looking to further reduce the energy needed for de-icing using novel sensing concepts and wave propagation modeling. Phase II testing will fully demonstrate system effectiveness through extensive impact ice testing.

Principal Investigator:

Roger L. Royer Jr.
Applications Engineer
8142343437
rroyer@fbsworldwide.com

Business Contact:

Michael J. Avioli
Vice President
8142343437
mavioli@fbsworldwide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FBS, INC.
143 Hawbaker Industrial Drive Suite #102 State College, PA 16803

EIN/Tax ID: 232439333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No