Self-Healing HybridSil Anticorrosion Coatings for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft
Through NAVAIR SBIR funding, NanoSonic has created an innovative self-healing HYBRIDSIL Anti-Corrosion coating that instantly repairs itself after abrasion, laceration, and puncture damage. This innovative system consists of a chemically engineered HYBRIDSIL Anti-Corrosion copolymer matrix containing self-healing polymeric nanocapsules that dissipate VOC-free, non-toxic fluidic oligomers that, upon rupture, instantly heal scratches and cuts. Importantly, this technology will provide significant long-term cost savings and operational efficiency gains by drastically reducing the amount of time invested by ground crews inspecting and repairing aerospace topcoat damage. Additionally, optimized coatings will provide improved environmentally durability over current state-of-the-art MIL-PRF-85285 coatings while seamlessly integrating within existing spray, paint, and roll-on equipment. The principal objective of the proposed Phase II SBIR program is to establish a Phase III transition bridge for entry of NanoSonic's self-healing HybridSil anticorrosion coatings within multiple DoD aviation platforms. The primary driver for this transition will be the drastically enhanced operational efficiency and lowered the maintenance cost of self-healing HybridSil topcoats over currently employed MIL-PRF-85285 paints.
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