Development of Hydrophobic Windscreen Coating for Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor
The HaSU project directly addresses the challenges inherent to design, fabricate, and experimentally demonstrate a new type of hydrophobic coating for the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor (NGCTR) windscreen. In HaSU, a durable surface coating on the windshield to shed water will be developed and qualified to maintain pilot's visibility without using wipers. More in details, the HaSU project aims at providing:
- Design and development of a specimen of the NGCTR windscreen substrate having the requested hydrophobic functionalities and performance throughout the whole flight envelope (to be reached in the WP1).
- Manufacturing of hydrophobic windscreen specimens (to be reached in the WP2).
- Testing and qualification of proposed hydrophobic specimens according to RTCA DO-160 (Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment of proposed hydrophobic specimens (to be reached in the WP3).
The proposed technological solutions start at a TRL4 level and will make it possible to reach TRL6 at the end of the project.