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Novel Thin Film Ice-Phobic Coatings for Aerial Systems

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Novel Thin Film Ice-Phobic Coatings for Aerial Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911W6-12-C-0038
Award Amount: $999,995.00


In this Phase II effort, MMI will develop and scale up their novel anti-ice coating formulation for aircraft structures based on the success shown in the Phase I effort. MMI will demonstrate the use of a polymer composite coating system modified with nano-fillers that would prevent ice accumulation and accretion on various substrates e.g. aluminum, steel, titanium, glass, wood, concrete and carbon composites by creating superhydrophobic surfaces on the substrates. This coating formulation will provide: Superhydrophobic sprayable coating formulation for prevention of ice accumulation UV, ozone and chemical resistant thin film coating Coating will add<1 % of the substrate weight to the vehicle Long shelf life and easy storage between -50 & #61616;C to 100 & #61616;C temperatures Easy-to-use coating for contractors with fast room temperature curing (<30 minutes over 100 m2 area) Excellent mechanical durability and adhesion to any substrates ( & #61566; 10 kPa on glass) Minimal maintenance with excellent durability per coat Rain, humidity, volcanic ashes and corrosion resistance

Principal Investigator:

Kausik Mukhopadhyay
Senior Chemist
(703) 560-1371

Business Contact:

T.s. Sudarshan
(703) 560-1371
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No