Tough Polyfluorosiloxane Networks as Anti-icing Coatings For Military Rotorcraft
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DOD / DARPA
A polyfluorocarbosiloxane anti-icing coating system for military rotorcraft was developed in a Phase I study (Contract No. DAAH01-03-C-R239). This coating system was mechanically tough and had an extraordinarily low surface energy (water contact angle 120-123Â¿). The program described in this Phase II proposal will further improve the toughness and the anti-icing properties of this coating system. A prototype system using this coating technology will be developed and then tested in the Goodrich Icing Wind Tunnel. This coating system will meet the requirements for military aircraft of being lightweight and low energy consuming and having low observability. This unique technology could have many diverse applications and be the basis for developing a new ice-phobic coating industry.
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