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The Development of a Functionally Graded Lightweight Cermet Protective Body…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
32856
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32856
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: The Development of a Functionally Graded Lightweight Cermet Protective Body Armor
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is no currently available armor that will defeat the most lethal leaded steel-core 7.62 ball ammunition at 5.0 lbs/ft(2) or less. In order to ensure the survivability and provicde maximized mobility of the soldier as well as law enforcement, a protective body armor at less than 5lbs/ft(2) is imperative. The team of MER-Simula has heretofore demonstrated that ceramic-metal combination (cermets) have the ability to provide protecton at 5.0lbs/ft(2) or less from all threats of 7.62mm ammunition. This program will develop a functionally graded ceramic-metal combination cermet with and without a Spectra Shield backing that can provide protection at less than 5 lbs/ft(2). Through an iterative fabricate-test-fabricate program, the optimum ceramic-metal functionally graded cermet composite material will be demonstrated for the economic application to protective body armor.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. J.c. Withers
5205741980

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical
7960 S. Kolb Rd Tucson, AZ 85706

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