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A fiberglass/Kevlar-reinforced-polymer honeycomb panel concept for an OHC-IFP .

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20547
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3200 W. 71st Ave., #14
Westminster, CO 80030
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jerry D. Plunkett, Phd
 (303) 722-8258
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Research Institution

As a candidate OHC-IFP panel concept, Industrial Honeycomb Structures, Inc. proposes an innovative fiber-reinforced-polymer honeycomb core material sandwiched between two fiber-reinforced- polymer skins. These materials are light weight, high strength, tough, resilient, and highly producible, but need to be qualified for ballistic protection. The honeycomb cores appear promising as a means for limiting localized damage by ballistic impact. we propose to design, test, adjust the design, and further test 20 panels, by subjecting them to impacts at short-range, normal incidence of 7.62 mm ball ammunition. The front and back skins of the sandwich construction will be comprised of fiberglass- and/or Kevlar-reinforced woven fiber mats.embedded in polymer. Based on initial testing results, the relative amounts of these reinforcements will be adjusted, and 20 panels will be designed and delivered as prototypes for further testing.

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