Spray Depositable High Temperature Nanoporous Polyorganosiloxane Nanocomposite Thermal Barrier Coatings for Aircraft Structural Surfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0305
Award Id:
92439
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-033-0728
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
008963758
Principal Investigator:
Vince Baranauskas
High Performance Polymers
(540) 953-1785
vince@nanosonic.com
Business Contact:
Lisa Lawson
High Performance Polymers
(540) 953-1785
llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I SBIR program is to develop spray depositable, environmentally durable nanoporous polyorganosiloxane nanocomposite thermal barrier coatings for protecting aircraft structures from temperatures > 500 oF. The proposed coating technology will serve as a replacement for MIL-PRF-85285 paints and maintain compatibility with MIL-PRF-23377 / MIL-PRF-85582 primers. To meet this challenge, NanoSonic will synergistically combine the low temperature flexibility and environmental durability of its pioneering high temperature hybrid polysiloxane copolymers with the hardness and thermal stability of reinforcing silsesquioxane nanoparticles to afford novel lightweight nanoporous coatings with thermal conductivities < 25 mW/m.K, bulk coating densities < 200 kg/m3 and mechanical durability within aerospace environments. Additionally, NanoSonic's hybrid polysiloxane coatings will be tailored for spray deposition and curing at room temperature, thermal stabilities > 800 oF and strong adhesion to a broad spectrum of metallic and composite aircraft structures. Importantly, the proposed research effort will build from related high temperature, spray depositable high temperature hybrid polysiloxane coatings developed by NanoSonic that have demonstrated thermal stabilities > 750 oF, exceptional flame resistance per ASTM E 1354, elastomeric resilience and rigorous abrasion resistance.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government