LOW COST, LOW WEIGHT ICING DETECTOR AND ANTI-ICING DEVICES FOR UNMANNED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$51,672.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
17184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
E-tek Dynamics Inc
1885 Lundy Ave, San Jose, CA, 95131
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DARPA IS SEEKING A LOW COST, LOW WEIGHT, ICING DETECTOR AND ANTI-ICING DEVICE FOR UNMANNED AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (UAV'S). THE CURRENT ANTI-ICING DEVICES USING ELECTRIC HEATING SUFFER FROM HIGH COST, HEAVY WEIGHT AND HIGH POWER CONSUMPTION. E-TEK PROPOSES SPECIAL CONFIGURATION OF PYRO-PIEZOELECTRIC POLYMER FILMS WHICH WORK AS BOTH ICING CONDITION DETECTOR AND ANTI-ICING DEVICE. THE NEW ICING DETECTOR AND ANTI-ICING DEVICE HAVE THE ADVANTAGES OF LOW COST, LOW WEIGHT, FLEXIBILITY, DURABILITY, ALMOST NO POWER CONSUMPTION, AND COMBUSTION RESISTANCE. THE TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED IN THIS PROGRAM CAN BE EXTENDED TO DAMPEN VIBRATION OF PRIMARY STRUCTURES AND NOISE CANCELLATION. IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL ANALYSIS FOR THE PROPOSED ICING DETECTOR AND ANTI-ICING DEVICE, A PRACTICAL DETECTOR AND DEVICE WILL BE DESIGNED IN PHASE I. AN EXPERIMENT OF PROOF-OF-CONCEPT WILL BE PERFORMED IN PHASE I PROGRAM ALSO. ANTI-ICING IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT NOISE ISOLATION DAMPING OF VIBRATIONS IN BRIDGE AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

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