Abrasion and Impact Resistant Hydrophobic Thermoplastic Coatings for Aircraft Landing Skis/Skids

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8501-12-P-0062
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-256-2394
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-256
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Resodyn Corporation
130 North Main Street, Suite 600, Butte, MT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836287680
Principal Investigator:
Scott Coguill
Principal Investigator
(406) 497-5229
scoguill@resodyn.com
Business Contact:
Lawrence Farrar
President
(406) 497-5252
LCFarrar@Resodyn.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: The current polyurethane based coatings on the landing skis/skids of US Air Force aircraft require frequent maintenance due to exposure to extreme conditions. A long-lasting, low-friction, hydrophobic, impact and abrasion resistant coating on the landing ski/skids is highly desired to ensure the ski/skid equipped aircraft can continue to meet their unique mission requirement. Resodyn Corporation proposes a material solution in the form a nanocomposite thermoplastic polymer coating that, in addition to addressing issues with the current coatings, will impart novel features, such as easy and fast in-field repair, hydrophobicity and self-healing properties to the coating. Resodyn Corporation"s Polymer Thermal Spray technology and Resonant Acoustic Mixing technology will enable delivery of a successful solution. BENEFIT: The proposed hydrophobic material solution will lead to a long lasting thermoplastic coating on aircraft landing skis/skids. Maintenance can be performed in-field, simply by heat sealing the damaged areas. The novel morphology of the proposed coating will impart superior impact and abrasion resistance not shown by typical thermoplastic materials.

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