Ice-Phobic Clearcoat to Improve Aircraft and Pilot Safety

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-M-5602
Agency Tracking Number: F071-116-1132
Amount: $99,903.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-116
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
25 Research Road, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
DUNS: 933847006
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Walsh
 (508) 540-4412
Business Contact
 Kimberly Goodwin
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (508) 540-4412
Research Institution
Ice-shedding clearcoats are proposed based on transparent materials having large solid-solid phase changes. Phase I develops candidate coating formulations and evaluates their performance as military topcoats for aircraft. Tests are planned to demonstrate concept feasibility. These include of elimination of ice adhesion, compatibility with current coating systems, meeting technical performance requirements for aircraft, as well as environmental friendliness. Phase II further develops those novel coatings for aircraft by characterizing service life and determining service life protocols of the developed coating on panels as well as actual aircraft surfaces.

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