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Abrasion Resistant, Watershedding Coatings for Aircraft Transparencies
Phone: (540) 558-1699
Phone: (434) 483-4246
Maintaining a high level of visibility through aircraft transparencies is very difficult under harsh operational conditions. Luna Innovations proposed the use of Gentoo™-Aerospace, an easily applied permanent coating for this application. This technology addresses the Air Force need for improved protection on helicopter transparencies using an abrasion resistant protective coating with improved water shedding capability. The inherent hydrophobicity of the coating provides superior shedding of water from the windshield surface. Pilot visibility imparted by the coating will increase, resulting in improved human and asset safety when critical flight missions must occur during inclement conditions. This project will result in an integration plan in collaboration with Air Force stakeholders to qualify and transition this coating system to HH-60G helicopter transparencies.
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