Spray Depositable High Temperature Nanoporous Polyorganosiloxane Nanocomposite Thermal Barrier Coatings for Aircraft Structural Surfaces
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DOD / NAVY
The objective of this Phase I SBIR program is to develop spray depositable, environmentally durable nanoporous polyorganosiloxane nanocomposite thermal barrier coatings for protecting aircraft structures from temperatures > 500 oF. The proposed coating technology will serve as a replacement for MIL-PRF-85285 paints and maintain compatibility with MIL-PRF-23377 / MIL-PRF-85582 primers. To meet this challenge, NanoSonic will synergistically combine the low temperature flexibility and environmental durability of its pioneering high temperature hybrid polysiloxane copolymers with the hardness and thermal stability of reinforcing silsesquioxane nanoparticles to afford novel lightweight nanoporous coatings with thermal conductivities < 25 mW/m.K, bulk coating densities < 200 kg/m3 and mechanical durability within aerospace environments. Additionally, NanoSonic's hybrid polysiloxane coatings will be tailored for spray deposition and curing at room temperature, thermal stabilities > 800 oF and strong adhesion to a broad spectrum of metallic and composite aircraft structures. Importantly, the proposed research effort will build from related high temperature, spray depositable high temperature hybrid polysiloxane coatings developed by NanoSonic that have demonstrated thermal stabilities > 750 oF, exceptional flame resistance per ASTM E 1354, elastomeric resilience and rigorous abrasion resistance.
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