Innovative Rotor Blade Anti-Icing/De-Icing Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: A072-007-0284
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-007
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
FBS, INC.
143 Hawbaker Industrial Drive Suite #102, State College, PA, 16803
DUNS: 168596554
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Royer Jr.
 Applications Engineer
 (814) 234-3437
 rroyer@fbsworldwide.com
Business Contact
 Michael Avioli
Title: Vice President
Phone: (814) 234-3437
Email: mavioli@fbsworldwide.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FBS, Inc. and The Pennsylvania State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE), during Phase I of its Army Phase I SBIR contract, demonstrated improved ultrasonic deicing/anti-icing performance using a novel ultrasonic focusing technique. The resulting technology has shown great potential for providing a low-power, light-weight alternative to thermal-based ice protection systems currently used on rotor blades. We are now looking to further reduce the energy needed for de-icing using novel sensing concepts and wave propagation modeling. Phase II testing will fully demonstrate system effectiveness through extensive impact ice testing.

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