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Transparent Armored Windows for Ships

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Transparent Armored Windows for Ships
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4309
Award Amount: $79,857.00


The damaging effects of age, poor framing and general wear and tear on traditional ship based transparent armor windows leads to delamination or other failures within the window. These failures compromise safety not only from ballistic threats but also by obstructing outward views. A new two-pane transparent armor window and framing system is proposed. This new window would be fabricated from Spinel saving both weight and decreasing thickness. These saving allow for a second inner window to take the daily abuse from cabin environment, leaving the external window for ballistic protection. A spinel based armor system will increase ballistic protection, increase situational awareness, increase NVG and MWIR capabilities and decrease chances for delamination defects due to few layers within the solution.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Kutsch
(410) 987-1656

Business Contact:

Sharon Fehrenbacher
(410) 224-3710
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521253097
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No