The Naval Research Laboratory is seeking “white papers” on the potential use of thermal spray technology in developing alternative non-skid deck coatings.
The Navy will consider input from private industry, academia and government entities in exploring new non-skid finishes that exceed the current requirements for Type V, Composition G or L, coatings under MIL-PRF-24667.
In addition to topping current standards, the Navy has identified a need for additional heat resistance to accommodate the next generation of aircraft. Proposed technologies must be capable of enduring multiple cycles that may range from no thermal load to 1,200-1,700 degrees Fahrenheit and back.
|Contractors apply a traditional non-skid coating to the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.|
The Naval Research Laboratory will accept submissions until Jan.14, 2011. The Navy may elect to perform pre-screening testing before moving forward with further consideration and evaluation.
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