Explosively Clad Armors for Small-Arms Defeat

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,996.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32849
Agency Tracking Number:
32849
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3201 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. William J. Flis
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
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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