Aerostat Icing Problems.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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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
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Miscellaneous Materials
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods