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Hybrid Textile-Based Multi-Layered Flexible System for Penetration Resistance…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74148
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-004-0313
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Hybrid Textile-Based Multi-Layered Flexible System for Penetration Resistance (MSC P5016)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0086
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

The currently fielded Interceptor Body Armor System employs an Outer Tactical Vest (OTV) made of lightweight fabric material with Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPIs) for protection against fragmentation, small arms and rifle-fired threats. The SAPI plates are rigid and brittle, limiting their protection coverage area to the torso. In addition, the plates are susceptible to environmental degradation and damage in the field. Current personnel armor systems have also been shown to provide insufficient resistance to blunt trauma effects against certain threats. The proposed research will develop and demonstrate the performance of integrally woven 3-D hybrid fabric materials incorporating multiple fiber materials, nanoscale reinforcement and functional fabric constructions to address the need for lighter weight, enhanced flexibility/mobility, and wide area protection. Textile models, ballistic impact simulations and testing will be performed to select the best performing material systems and 3-D fabric architectures for Phase II prototype development and demonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Foedinger
Projects Manager
2155428400
foedinger@materials-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Cassin
President
2155428400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corp.
181 Gibraltar Road Horsham, PA 19044

EIN/Tax ID: 232462974
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
CLEMSON UNIV.
161 Sirrine Hall, Box 340971
Clemson, SC 29634
Contact: Bhuvenesh C. Goswami
Contact Phone: (864) 656-5957
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university