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High Toughness, Hard Faced Metal Matrix Composite SAPI Plates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68292
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-1577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Toughness, Hard Faced Metal Matrix Composite SAPI Plates
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QY-04-C-0034
Award Amount: $69,657.00
 

Abstract:

An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Simula is proposing to replace existing ceramic-based small arms protective insert (SAPI) personnel armor plates with hard-faced metal matrix composite (MMC)-based products. This new product will offer much greater durability due to the relatively high fracture toughness of MMCs relative to ceramics. In short, the program will produce MMC tiles, examine hard facing of the tiles via traditional thermal spray processes, and characterize the products for physical and ballistic properties. Variables to be studied will include the MMC composition, the type and thickness of hard facing, and the hard coating process. Finally, an economic analysis of the most promising system(s) will be made, with a comparison to the current ceramic-based systems. The strengths of the team members will be utilized, such as M Cubed's expertise in developing, characterizing and commercializing advanced materials; and Simula's expertise in designing, testing, manufacturing and fielding advanced armor systems.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Aghajanian
VP Product Development
3024548600
aghajanian@mmmt.com

Business Contact:

Michael Aghajanian
VP Product Development
3024548600
aghajanian@mmmt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
921 Main St Monroe, CT 06468

EIN/Tax ID: 510347782
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No