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A SOLID STATE AUTONOMOUS ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR ALL-WEATHER RPV'S

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
5973
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5973
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Dynamics, Inc.
2560 North Triphammer Road Ithaca, NY 14850-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A SOLID STATE AUTONOMOUS ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR ALL-WEATHER RPV'S
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,800.00
 

Abstract:

INCREASED PERFORMANCE DEMANDS BEING MADE ON RPV'S WILL SOON REQUIRE AN ALL-WEATHER ICE PROTECTION CAPABILITY. THE OBJECT OF OUR STUDY WILL BE TO APPLY UNIQUE ICING SENSOR AND ICE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES WHICH WERE DEVELOPED BY INNOVATIVE DYNAMICS (IDC) UNDER A RECENT NASA SBIR CONTRACT. WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DEICED A RPV TYPE WING SECTION LEADING EDGE DURING PRELIMINARY TESTS PERFORMED WITHIN OUR ICING RESEARCH LAB. THE SYSTEM EMPLOYED TO REMOVE ICE FROM THE RPV WING SECTION MOCK-UP IS CALLED RODIS: RESONANT OSCILLATORY DEICING SYSTEM. THIS STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING RODIS AS AN EFFECTIVE ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR RPV'S, AS WELL AS A MEANS OF EMPLOYING SOLID STATE SENSORS AND ACTUATORS AS KEY RODIS SYSTEM COMPONENTS. A LAB MODEL WING SECTION WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE CLOSED LOOP (STATIC) DETECTION & REMOVAL OF GLAZE AND RIME ICE. THIS IS WILL PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS DEVELOPING AN AUTONOMOUS ICE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR RPV'S WITH LOW-COST AND LIGHTWEIGHT-SOLID STATE COMPONENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph j gerardi
8059854846

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovative Dynamics
1607 W Fifth St - Ventura Coun Oxnard, CA 93030

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