Explosively Clad Armors for Small-Arms Defeat

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32849
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Dyna East Corp
3201 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. William J. Flis
 (215) 386-4884
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop explosively clad armors of titanium and ultra-high hardness steel (UHHS) to precede protection against small-arms projectiles. The superior ballistic resistance of UHHS will be combined with the efficient structural characteristics of titanium in a laminate composite fabricated by explosive cladding or welding. In Phase i, several configurations will be prepared and tested to investigate the feasibility of such armor systems to provide mass-efficient protection against small-caliber penetrators. The potential result is an inexpensive, high-protection armor system with superior multi-hit resistance and structural load-bearing capacity, producible in complex shapes.

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