Automated aircraft inlet coating

Period of Performance: 07/18/2014 - 07/18/2016

$750K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Aerobotix, Inc.
125 Jetplex Circle
Madison, AL 35758
Principal Investigator

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Aerobotix is proposing to build and demonstrate a robotic coating system that is capable of spraying the entire interior of the F-22 inlet duct on an assembled aircraft. Aerobotix will utilize innovative designs for building a robotic end of arm tool, rail, and fluid delivery system to demonstrate how the coating can be applied to the required design thicknesses. BENEFITS: This automated coating system will replace the current process of manually spraying the F-22 inlet ducts, providing a safer process that saves time and money during the recoating efforts at the depot facilities. BENEFIT: Potential applications include the automated re-coating of an aircraft's inlet duct coating while in a depot state for multiple styles of fighter jets at various military locations.