The damage of the inelastic coating was more serious than the elastic coating. The failure causes of the antistatic coating on the radome were analyzed. The results show that the failure of inelastic and elastic antistatic coatings was caused by particles erosion, and the aging of the coatings accelerated the failure of coatings. The elastic coating had better anti-erosion ability than the inelastic coating because of its high fracture elongation and good elastic deformation, so its damage was lighter than the inelastic coating.
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