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LO Rotor Blade De-Ice Systems Evaluation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20516
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20516
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALYTIC DESIGNS, INC.
245 East Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: LO Rotor Blade De-Ice Systems Evaluation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $596,639.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal investigates candidate main rotor blade de-icing systems which offer signature reduction capabilities. In comparison to traditional mechanical boot style de-icing systems, electrical de-icing systems are considered. One such candidate is a novel electrical thin film resistive de-icing system, which shows potential to lower the RCS levels associated with main rotor blade systems. This de-icing approach is a modified form of resistive heating. The resistive element is comprised of a thin sheet of resistive material in the areas of ice accretion on the rotor blade surfaces. In contrast to traditional resistive heating where highly conductive wires are used, a film of resistive material can be used to achieve the desired low observable (LO) specifications. This approach would be applicable as both an ice prevention technique and a de-icing technique. Basic evaluation of this approach will be performed through numercial and experimental investigation. Comparisons will be made to the traditional mechanical and electrical de-icing systems with various signature reduction techniques to assess the viability of the thin film resistive de-icing system.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Harry Shamansky
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Analytic Designs, Inc.
245 East Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215

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