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Durable Superhydrophobic Anti-icing Nanocomposite Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1246
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-013-0121
Amount: $79,928.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2014.
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-06-04
Small Business Information
Woburn, MA 01801-1040
United States
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jae Ryu
 Directing Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Geoffrey Burnham
Title: Vice President Government
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
 Dartmouth College
 Heather A Arnold
Office of Sponsored Projects 11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755-1404
United States

 (603) 646-3007
 Nonprofit college or university

Agiltron will develop robust and affordable anti-icing and ice-phobic surfaces that are also transparent (>%80) in visible spectrum for superstructures of surface ships in Arctic and cold region operation. Leveraging Agiltron"s previous experiences in mechanically durable superhydrophibic nanocomposite coatings and optically transparent fluoropolymer resins, in collaboration with the Ice Research Laboratory at Dartmouth College, we will produce nanotextured superhydrophobic nanocomposite coatings of hard nanoparticles embedded into a fluorinated polyurethane resin matrix, both are optically transparent in the visible spectrum. This nanocomposite coating is highly transparent, easy to apply via spray coating over large areas and containing no volatile organic compounds. In Phase I, we will develop, produce and characterize durable anti-icing and ice-phobic surfaces, including ice adhesion strength measurements at the US Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab.

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