De-icing System for Shipboard Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,974.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-04-M-0077
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-084-0858
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-084
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
DIVERSIFIED NATURAL PRODUCTS, INC.
16647 Chandler Rd., East Lansing, MI, 48823
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
138253807
Principal Investigator:
Dilum Dunuwila
Director of R&D
(517) 332-4610
dunuwila@dnpco.com
Business Contact:
Kris Berglund
President
(517) 332-4610
berglund@dnpco.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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