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Innovative Concepts for Non-Thermal Based Anti-Icing/De-Icing of Rotor Blade…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85149
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-013-0279
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Innovative Concepts for Non-Thermal Based Anti-Icing/De-Icing of Rotor Blade Leading Edges
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0293
Award Amount: $69,971.00
 

Abstract:

The titanium sheath that currently protects most leading edges of rotary wing aircraft is plagued with several issues associated with the thermal deicing system. Of greatest concern is the overheating damage. An elastomeric boot offers lower weight, flexibility, abrasion-resistance and field repairability. To date, these have failed due to sand and rain droplet impact damage and have also not been capable of thermal deicing. Infoscitex has already demonstrated its nanocomposite elastomer boot material's ability to withstand the full battery of sand and rain erosion tests and is now proposing to develop a boot capable of non-thermal anti-icing/de-icing without requiring electric power. This is accomplished by incorporating both a non-toxic freezing point depressant additive (

Principal Investigator:

Robert Kovar
Principal Scientist
7818901338
bkovar@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

William Thompson
Contracts Manager
7818901338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
TEXAS STATE UNIV.
Department of Chemistry
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Contact: Gary Beall
Contact Phone: (512) 245-2156
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university