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

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74149
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-004-0200
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tex Tech Industries
105 N. Main St. North Monmouth, ME 04351
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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
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0098
Award Amount: $99,700.00
 

Abstract:

Tex Tech Industries has an effective through thickness reinforced hybrid ballistic fabric that has recently been introduced into the ballistic armor market for police force body armor. Fabric made with this technology was tested for V-50 results using both 9mm projectiles (124g Full Metal jacket) and .22 caliber fragment simulation projectiles( FSP, 17 grain). Result from this testing demonstrated that a 0.62 lb/ft¿ fabric was able to achieve a V-50 of over 1,600 feet per second ballistically and over 1,800 feet per second with the fragment simulation projectile (FSP). The through thickness reinforced ballistic fabric provides improved ballistic performance through higher impact velocities and reduced back face signatures compared to similar 2D fabrics. The University of Maine at Orono and Tex Tech Industries, with Armor Holdings propose to continue to develop the material to higher ballistic performance and lower weight through optimization of through thickness reinforcement, fiber and fabric type, ceramics additions, and felt additions.

Principal Investigator:

Stan Farrell
Program Engineer
2079334404
sfarrell@ctel.net

Business Contact:

Ciaran Lynch
President
2077568606
CFlynch@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tex Tech Industries, Inc.
105 North Main St, PO Box 8 North Monmouth, ME 04265

EIN/Tax ID: 042809865
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MAINE
AEWC Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Contact: Habib Dagher
Contact Phone: (207) 581-2138
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university