Self-Assembling Precipitation Static Coating for Aircraft Canopies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$99,935.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-5117
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-110-0599
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-110
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator
 Todd Heil
 Research Scientist/Engineer
 (410) 987-8988
 tmheil@techassess.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Email: sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. (TA&T), with subcontractor Cima Nanotech (St. Paul, MN) and technical support from Texstars, Inc. (Grand Prarie, TX), propose an inexpensive, durable integrated coating system for aircraft canopies which possesses radio signature, erosion resistant, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) functionalities. The integrated coating will utilize Cima Nanotech’s transparent, self-assembling cellular SANTE film technology as the highly conductive radar signature film, and TA&T will develop UV-curable, nanoparticle-filled oligomer coatings with erosion resistance and ESD properties. Coatings on test coupons will be evaluated at the University of Dayton Research Institute and Texstars, Inc. BENEFIT: These multifunctional coatings could also be used on commercial aircraft canopies, as well as on electronics where electromagnetic interference shielding and/or antistatic properties of abrasion resistant transparent coatings are needed, such as touch-screen displays.

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