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Tough Polyfluorosiloxane Networks as Anti-icing Coatings For Military Rotorcraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
63524
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0434
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OXAZOGEN, INC.
1910 West St. Andrews Road Midland, MI 48640
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Tough Polyfluorosiloxane Networks as Anti-icing Coatings For Military Rotorcraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R114
Award Amount: $746,809.00
 

Abstract:

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 120-123¿). 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.

Principal Investigator:

Jin Hu
Senior Associate Scientis
9898325555
hujin@oxazogen.com

Business Contact:

Robert M. Nowak
President and C.E.O.
9898325555
nowak@oxazogen.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OXAZOGEN, INC.
1910 West St. Andrews Road Midland, MI 48640

EIN/Tax ID: 383280688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No