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Lightweight Ballistic Armor for Military Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75091
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-023-0758
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoLab, Inc.
179 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Lightweight Ballistic Armor for Military Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0285
Award Amount: $79,895.00
 

Abstract:

Many Navy aircraft platforms face the compromise between complete crew protection and diminished mission capability. NanoLab proposes a novel, lightweight aircraft armor solution that is easily manufactured, repairable and cost competitive. This is accomplished using a composite approach to the ballistic strike material, in which ceramic spheres of boron carbide are arranged in a polymer matrix material. Boron carbide has been used in aircraft armor applications for over 4 decades due to its high strength to weight ratio, but it suffers from high cost and low repair-ability. In the Phase I effort, we will develop pressure-less sintering techniques to reduce the cost of this critical material, and incorporate it in a unique form that allows additional defeat mechanisms, mold-ability, and repair.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Koslowske
Sr. Materials Engineer
6175816747
mkoslowske@nano-lab.com

Business Contact:

David Carnahan
President
6175816747
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOLAB, INC.
55 Chapel St Newton, MA 02458

EIN/Tax ID: 043501871
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No