Water-Based Ensemble Coating

Period of Performance: 05/18/1998 - 11/18/1998

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Array
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Servicemen subject to chemical or biological attack are already supplied with effective defenses, but their external equipment is often not protected from contamination and must often be discarded after contamination. In order to protect the valuable equipment of the aircrew ensemble from exposure to chemical or biological warfare agents, the U.S. Navy has suggested a clear aerosol coating which would facilitate decontamination of the ensemble. TDA Research Inc. has identified a water-based aerosol coating designed to reduce chemical warfare agent residue after a water wash. The clear coating sprays on and is immediately effective in assisting the decontamination of the coated ensemble with water. Once dry, it is not expected to wash off in a simple rain, but can be easily removed under a water stream from a hose. This ensemble coating is expected to also provide the personnel with a measure of additional protection from chemical warfare agents.