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Title: Aerostat icing problems
Authors: U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory.
Hanamoto, Ben.
Keywords: Deicing
Deicing materials
Deicing systems
Ice prevention
Ice control
Meteorological balloons
Aerostat icing problems
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 83-23.
Description: Special Report
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 forms 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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