SBIR-STTR Award

Novel Chemical Warfare Protective Coatings For Aviation Ground Support Systems
Award last edited on: 7/31/2012

Sponsored Program
SBIR
Awarding Agency
DOD : Navy
Total Award Amount
$50,000
Award Phase
1
Solicitation Topic Code
N88-224
Principal Investigator
Thomas W Oakes

Company Information

Fuzetron Inc (AKA: Fuzetron Powder Coating Methods Research)

1946 John Towers Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
   (619) 449-1834
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Location: Single
Congr. District: 53
County: San Diego

Phase I

Contract Number: N68335-89-C-0021
Start Date: 11/30/1988    Completed: 00/00/00
Phase I year
1989
Phase I Amount
$50,000
A major problem in current warfare is the exposure of air operations of ships and shore based sites to chemical warfare toxic agents that are a serious hazard to service crew personnel. A method fox reducing this hazard to personnel is to have such aviation support equipments and systems coated with materials that do not collect and absorb noxious chemicals and that easily release or desorb quickly. The objective of the present basic Research is to select and test certain coating materials known to offer low surface adhesion, have low penetration by foreign chemicals as well as offer release characteristics. A range of materials will be used Including two component, ambient cure, 1008 solids, as well as thermal cured powder coatings. Included will be spray-on visual obscurance, radar sorbing and laser attenuating coatings to create a multispectral approach. The systems approach is used as a method to address the overall problem. Testing will be carried out for evaluating according to industry and mil spec standards. The proposers have had experience in development of coating theory, novel coatings and innovative coating applications techniques that exhibit ocean fouling release, radar cross section attenuation as well as application of coating systems with durability in severe environmental conditions.

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