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Scalable, Lightweight Nanocomposite Armor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91666
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0123
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GVD Corporation
45 Spinelli Place Cambridge, MA 02138-1046
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Scalable, Lightweight Nanocomposite Armor
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0392
Award Amount: $98,887.00
 

Abstract:

GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop conformal coatings for carbon nanotubes (CNTs), facilitating scalable manufacturing of lightweight vehicle armor. GVD's solvent-free coatings afford improved CNT dispersion in various matrices, resulting in better CNT distribution throughout the armor nanocomposite. Combat vehicles carry more than 10 tons of armor, increasing vehicle wear and tear (and associated maintenance costs) and reducing vehicle mobility. GVD's proposed nanocomposite approach offers significant armor weight reduction while maintaining armor performance. In Phase I, GVD will develop and screen a range of conformal coatings for carbon nanotubes. The most promising candidates will then be selected for nanocomposite fabrication and testing. GVD's nanotube coating approach will then be optimized and scaled up in Phase II for prototyping and more rigorous testing.

Principal Investigator:

Erik Handy
Senior R&D Engineer
6176610060
erik@gvdcorp.com

Business Contact:

Hilton Lewis
President
6176610060
hilton@gvdcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GVD CORP.
45 Spinelli Place Cambridge, MA 02138

EIN/Tax ID: 043565238
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No