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Durable Rain Repellent Coatings for Aircraft Transparencies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-135-0437
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-135
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Durable Rain Repellent Coatings for Aircraft Transparencies
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0117
Award Amount: $374,998.00
 

Abstract:

Maintaining a high level of visibility through aircraft transparencies is very difficult under inclement operational conditions. This is an increased problem with the F35, which must land on aircraft carriers and do not possess windshield wipers to clear the canopies. There have been significant efforts with the development of hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings that will shed water quickly off of surfaces. Whereas many technologies and coatings have demonstrated the primary goal of achieving watershedding properties, they have lacked mechanical and environmental durability, or have been difficult or expensive to apply. Luna Innovations has demonstrated the use of a class of highly durable watershedding coatings, titled HARSH (Hard Abrasion Resistant SuperHydrophobic) for this application. Luna will further develop this transparent, hydrophobic, abrasion resistant coating developed in our laboratories for use on aircraft windscreens and canopies. The technology developed on this program will decrease life cycle costs, reduce maintenance, and increase the safety of Navy equipment and personnel.

Principal Investigator:

Bryan Koene
Principal Investigator
(540) 558-1699
koeneb@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Gaudin
Senior Contracts Administ
(540) 557-5881
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No