De-icing System for Shipboard Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0077
Agency Tracking Number: N041-084-0858
Amount: $69,974.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-084
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
16647 Chandler Rd., East Lansing, MI, 48823
DUNS: 138253807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dilum Dunuwila
 Director of R&D
 (517) 332-4610
Business Contact
 Kris Berglund
Title: President
Phone: (517) 332-4610
Research Institution
The primary means of de-icing steel or aluminum structures on ships today consists of physical removal of the ice by impact with sledgehammers and aluminum baseball bats. Due to the introduction of composite structures on Naval vessals, deicing methods are required that do not result in impact damage to the composite materials. In response to the need for a more advanced de-icing system for shipboard composite structures, the development of a "naturally" heated deicing fluid and a mechanized, lightweight and portable preparation and application device is proposed.

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