Tough Polyfluorosiloxane Networks as Anti-icing Coatings For Military Rotorcraft

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$746,809.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-05-C-R114
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB1-0434
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
OXAZOGEN, INC.
1910 West St. Andrews Road, Midland, MI, 48640
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
933678369
Principal Investigator:
Jin Hu
Senior Associate Scientis
(989) 832-5555
hujin@oxazogen.com
Business Contact:
Robert Nowak
President and C.E.O.
(989) 832-5555
nowak@oxazogen.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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