Fluidic Counter-Jet Armor
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The use of fluid counter-jets to disrupt the axial symmetry of armor piercing shaped charge warhead jets was demonstrated during the last century, but the research was limited in its scope to large cross-sections. The mass and bulk of these cross-sections restricted their suitability for fielding and the work terminated. Ceramic Composites proposes to expand upon the prior work, utilizing select portions of the previous findings to create a new armor system that increases the formation of the fluidic counter-jet in a lightweight armor system. The system is envisioned as a retrofit to existing armored personnel transport systems which can be readily produced from conventional materials. In the proposal, the theories and findings of the earlier work to support the concept are presented. During the subsequent program, demonstration samples will be fabricated and provided to the Navy for testing and evaluation. The goal is to verify the performance of the functional theories, followed by an analytical and design optimization analysis in Phase II, concurrent with manufacturing scale-up to produce prototype sized components.
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CERAMIC COMPOSITES, INC.
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