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Low Cost Manufacturing of the Ballistic Resistant Transparent Spinel Windows

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-170-0596
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-170
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low Cost Manufacturing of the Ballistic Resistant Transparent Spinel Windows
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0150
Award Amount: $119,999.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase I SBIR program will develop the ballistic resistant transparent spinel windows for armored vehicles. The ballistic resistant transparent spinel (magnesium aluminate spinel, MgAl2O4) windows should have high mechanical properties (strength and hardness) and the optical quality and environmental resistance of the windows should equal to or better than the requirements described in ATDP 2352P specification. The ballistic resistant transparent spinel windows also should provide better ballistic resistance in comparison to current ballistic glass, as well as significantly reducing the weight of the armored vehicle by using thinner windows than the current ballistic glass. The most important point of this proposal is to minimize the production cost of the windows to 3 times or less the cost of manufacturing current ballistic glass. This Phase I program will focus to low the over all manufacturing cost of the ballistic resistant transparent spinel windows through powder synthesis, powder processing, and sintering process.

Principal Investigator:

Sekyung Chang
Senior Research Engineer
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James Withers
CEO
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ -

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No