Lower Cost Approach for Production of Improved Performance Ceramic Armor Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: N101-003-0699
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-003
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Ceralink Inc.
105 Jordan Road, Troy, NY, 12180
DUNS: 003026353
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Morgana Fall
 Operations Engineer
 (518) 283-7733
Business Contact
 Patricia Strickland
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (518) 283-7733
Email: patricia@ceralink.com
Research Institution
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 >500°F. 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.

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