Accession Number : ADP001685

Title :   Ice-Phobic Coatings Applied to Saline-Ice-Covered Whip-Type Antennas,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Thowless,Eric A.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Three types of silicone products were selected for testing as 'ice-phobic' coatings on antennas because of the very low adhesion forces previously measured by planar shear tests conducted at CRREL. These wipe-on coatings were not helpful in either decreasing the rate of ice accretion of facilitating the removal of ice from saline-ice-coated whip-type radio antennas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Deicing materials, *Protective coatings, *Silicon coatings, *Antennas, *Cold weather tests, Failure, Test methods, Saline solution, Ice formation, Adhesion, Accumulation, Data acquisition, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE