BALLISTIC FACE SHIELD WITH DEICING/DEFOGGING CAPABILITIES IN EXTREME CLIMATE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6279
Amount: $208,900.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
805 Alpha Dr, Richardson, TX, 75081
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob W Lin
 (214) 238-7045
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO USE PLASMA POLYMERIZATION METHODS TO DEPOSIT HYDROPHOBIC FLUOROCARBON FILMS ON FACE SHIELDS TO PREVENT ICE AND FOG BUILD-UP. THESE WILL BE VERY LOW SURFACE ENERGY COATINGS, STRONGLY ADHERENT TO THE PLASTIC SHIELD. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL EVALUATE A NUMBER OF FLUOROCARBON FILMS IN TERMS OF ADHERENCE, TRANSPARENCY, AND SURFACE ENERGY. OVERALL, THE USE OF SUCH FILMS REPRESENT AN IDEAL SOLUTION TO THE ICE AND FOG BUILD-UP PROBLEM IN THAT THE PROPOSED METHOD IS BOTH EFFECTIVELY AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE TO APPLY.

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