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Auxetic Textiles for Improved Blast / Ballistic Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N12A-012-0221
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N12A-T012
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA 24016-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Auxetic Textiles for Improved Blast / Ballistic Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-12-M-0364
Award Amount: $149,999.00
 

Abstract:

Luna Innovations teamed with University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (UMD) is developing novel auxetic textile technology to provide improved protection for military soldiers. American soldiers are exposed to significant risk of injury and death from gun shots and blast from improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Whereas heavy protective armor exists, it is very bulky leading to thermal discomfort, additional weight, and difficulty in maneuvering. Lightweight armor, on the other hand, often does not have the level of protection required for ballistic and blast protection. Recent research in the area of auxetic textiles has demonstrated a remarkable enhancement in mechanical properties compared with conventional woven textiles. These novel textiles can absorb and disperse energy extremely well for enhanced protection from blast threats. This program will exploit these unique characteristics to provide the US military with lightweight protective garments having enhanced ballistic and blast protection.

Principal Investigator:

Bryan Koene
Principal Invesitgator
(540) 558-1699
koeneb@lunainnovations.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth Gaudin
Sr. Contract Administrato
(540) 557-5881
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle Suite 400 Roanoke, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 541560050
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Dept of Materials&Textiles
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Contact: Samuel Ugbolue
Contact Phone: (508) 999-8803