Accession Number : ADD013212

Title :   Method for Forming a Protective Cover for Aircraft Having Conical Radomes.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Sep 81, patented 13 Mar 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Somerfleck, Harold H

Report Date : 13 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A rain erosion resistant protective covering for aircraft having pointed or conical radomes and method of forming the protective covering. The protective covering is a layered material of polyurethane, contact adhesive, and polyethylene which is formed into the desired shape by precutting the material to the shape of the radome, placing the material in a mold, heating the material, and drawing a vacuum between the mold and material to draw the material into the shape of the mold, thus producing a cover having the shape of the mold.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, RADOMES, CONICAL BODIES, EROSION RESISTANCE, ELECTRONIC AIRCRAFT, WEATHERING, RAIN EROSION, SURFACES, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE