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Lightweight Layered Protection Systems for Missile Launchers and Canisters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-018-0246
Amount: $99,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T018
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-07-20
Small Business Information
241 18th Street, South Suite 511
Arlington, VA 22202
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tom McCants
 General Associate
 (540) 663-2380
Business Contact
 Jim Hajek
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (703) 413-0700
Research Institution
 Sandia National Lab
 Linda Cleland-Ortiz
P.O Box 8500
Albuquerque, NM 87123
United States

 (505) 844-7788
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The research objective is to develop Modeling and Simulation (M&S) tools to accurately predict the performance of new state-of-the-art material systems as protection for high value missiles deployed in their launchers or canisters. The focus is on adapting multi-layered novel and non-traditional material technologies to improve protection against penetration and fragment impacts, focused detonation hazards and fires (slow and fast heating coupled with penetration). Predictive M&S and underlying damage and ignition response assessment capabilities will be used to: characterize trade-offs in layered material penetration and thermal resistance; predict the degree and extent of damage from penetration threat and predict altered heat transfer paths and thermal response of a layered protection system; and quantify the uncertainty related to the protection system with respect to avoiding violent reaction. The outcome is a M&S-based methodology for design of lightweight layered protection systems that will benefit sea- and land-based missile high value missile systems against ballistic and fragment impacts and focused detonation hazards (specifically, RPGs) during operational use or transportation in hostile environments.

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