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3WEAVE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES; LOAD BEARING AND ARMOR PROTECTION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64714
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-1248
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3TEX, Inc.
109 MacKenan Drive Cary, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: 3WEAVE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITES; LOAD BEARING AND ARMOR PROTECTION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0061
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Shipboard structures such as aircraft hangars, masts, antennae cable trunks, etc. need armor protection against small arms fire and light blast associated with a terrorist or other asymmetric attack. These structures benefit from the use of lightweightanti-corrosive materials. 3TEX will develop a multi-functional composite material system that will both carry structural loads and provide ballistic protection. The new material/armor technology is based on 3WEAVE 3D weaving for the reinforcement of theFRP composite. 3WEAVE composites have been shown to provide superior multi-hit performance at lower weight in hard faced armor systems. Using a combination of design-build-test and detailed material level analysis, the concept of 3WEAVE multi-functionalmaterial will be demonstrated. This work will be accomplished with a project team that includes the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM), Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS), and Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNS). 3WEAVEMulti-Functional Composite systems will be optimized and developed for specific Naval applications. Once proven, these materials can be retrofitted to existing shipboard structure and or implemented into new platforms such as the DDX. These materials willboth carry the necessary structural loads and provide required ballistic/blast protection, all at a lower weight than current state-of-the-art materials.

Principal Investigator:

Larry C. Dickinson
Director Product Developm
9194812500
dickinsonl@3tex.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Watson
Corp Secretary
9194812500
watsona@3tex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3TEX, INC.
109 MacKenan Drive Cary, NC 27511

EIN/Tax ID: 561990412
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No