Accession Number : ADA133403

Title :   Aerostat Icing Problems.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Hanamoto,Ben

PDF Url : ADA133403

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 32

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)

Descriptors :   *Laboratory tests, *Deicing materials, *Coatings, Copolymers, Meteorological balloons, Test and evaluation, Ice formation, Aerostatics, Freezing, Rain, Ice, Prototypes, Deicing systems

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE