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

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