Military Specification Updates & Deicing Working Group Initiatives
AIR FORCE PETROLEUM AGENCY FORT BELVOIR VA
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Creation and testing of novel nanocomposite coatings that minimize both ice accretion and adherence to military topcoat surfaces. Approach uses ultrahydrophobic additives in coatings and be compatible with existing AC topcoats MIL-PRF-85285. Demonstrate effectiveness of novel ultrahydrophobic coating formulation for icephobic activity in collaboration with industrial partner The Goodrich Corporation. Must not alter existing AC topcoatcoating system properties i.e. optical props, color, surface smoothness. Must be environmentally benign. BenefitsImpacts Reduce aircraft surface ice accretion and adhesion, due to the Lotus effect . Compatible with MIL-PRF-85285 topcoat. Does not increase drag. Does not add substantial weight and easily removed. Does not alter paint colors or alter optical properties. Is cleanable and repairable. Environmentally friendly reduces need for propylene glycol other hazardous solvents.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Miscellaneous Materials
- Safety Engineering