Accession Number:

ADA133403

Title:

Aerostat Icing Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This report describes laboratory tests to determine the effectiveness of a copolymer coating on a balloon to minimize ice build-up problems when operating in sleet, freezing rain or other ice-forming conditions. Methods for deicing the surface after an ice cover form are also described. A small-scale balloon was used for the laboratory tests. A full-scale prototype was also partially coated with the copolymer to test its effectiveness as an icing control measure. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE