Tough Polyfluorosiloxane Networks as Anti-icing Coatings For Military Rotorcraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R114
Agency Tracking Number: 03SB1-0434
Amount: $746,809.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: SB031-025
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, 48640
DUNS: 933678369
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jin Hu
 Senior Associate Scientis
 (989) 832-5555
Business Contact
 Robert Nowak
Title: President and C.E.O.
Phone: (989) 832-5555
Research Institution
A polyfluorocarbosiloxane anti-icing coating system for military rotorcraft was developed in a Phase I study (Contract No. DAAH01-03-C-R239). This coating system was mechanically tough and had an extraordinarily low surface energy (water contact angle 120-123°). The program described in this Phase II proposal will further improve the toughness and the anti-icing properties of this coating system. A prototype system using this coating technology will be developed and then tested in the Goodrich Icing Wind Tunnel. This coating system will meet the requirements for military aircraft of being lightweight and low energy consuming and having low observability. This unique technology could have many diverse applications and be the basis for developing a new ice-phobic coating industry.

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