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Titanium-Composite Body Armor Plates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
41632
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41632
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Protection Products,
1701 W. 10th Street #5 Tempe, AZ 85281
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Titanium-Composite Body Armor Plates
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,909.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Protection Products, Inc. (APPI) will use advanced materials and processes to develop and certify Very Light Body Armor (VLBA) plates that are capable of defeating a variety of ballistic threats. The VLBA plates will be designed using a titanium allow based metallic-composite armor system to provide cost-effective, lightweight protection. Composite facing and backing materials will be utilized to minimize the effects of front-face spall and rear-face deformation. Commercially available titanium alloys (Ti-6A1-4V, Ti-6A1-6V-2Sn) will be evaluated for the VLBA plate application. Titanium cost will be minimized by ordering to industry standard or commercial specifications for alloy chemistry; performance will be mazimized by specifying a heat-treatment schedule developed specifically for armor. Ballistic testing will be conducted to determine required thickness for the titanium and composite armor materials. NIJ-style ballistic testing (using a clay backing) will be conducted on the final design in preparation for SBIR Phase II NIJ Certification efforts.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Perciballi
6025171150

Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Protection Products,
1701 W. 10th Street #5 Tempe, AZ 85281

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