Lower Cost Approach for Production of Improved Performance Ceramic Armor Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-10-C-0022
Award Id:
98302
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-003-0699
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ceralink Inc. (Currently Ceralink, Inc.)
105 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003026353
Principal Investigator:
Morgana Fall
Operations Engineer
(518) 283-7733
morgana@ceralink.com
Business Contact:
Patricia Strickland
Chief Executive Officer
(518) 283-7733
patricia@ceralink.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
There is a need for higher temperature, lightweight armor to be used in the U.S. Marine Corps EFV. Ceralink proposes to develop a polymer-ceramic composite to meet the needs of this and many other applications. The ultrahigh temperature polymer is commercially available and possesses outstanding chemical resistance and mechanical performance up to >500oF. The ceramic will be produced using microwave heating and offers several advantages over the conventionally produced material including lower cost and improved mechanical properties. In Phase I, composites will be fabricated and evaluated at outside testing facilities including environmental testing and measurement of properties of interest for armor ceramics. The program will culminate in the identification of preferred armor configurations based on weight, cost, and performance. These will be ballistically tested in the Phase I Option against the 20 mm FSP threat.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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