Ice-Phobic Clearcoat to Improve Aircraft and Pilot Safety

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,903.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-07-M-5602
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-116-1132
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-116
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
E PAINT CO.
25 Research Road, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933847006
Principal Investigator:
Alex Walsh
President
(508) 540-4412
alex@epaint.net
Business Contact:
Kimberly Goodwin
Operations Manager
(508) 540-4412
kimberly@epaint.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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