Lightweight, Flexible Ballistic Protection System for Arc Shaped Shelters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-10-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number: A093-169-0489
Amount: $119,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-169
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
105 North Main St, PO Box 8, North Monmouth, ME, 04265
DUNS: 103962072
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stan Farrell
 Program Manager
 (207) 933-9203
 sfarrell@textech.us
Business Contact
 David Erb
Title: Director of R&D
Phone: (207) 933-4404
Email: erbdf@textech.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Currently the air beam/arc shelters have no protection from mortar fragmentation or other indirect fire. In many cases, customary methods of ballistic protection such as sandbag walls and/or concrete barriers may require more logistical support than is available leaving the military personal vulnerable to enemy attack. The U.S. Army has evaluated the use of off-the-shelf armor materials and found them to be too heavy or too costly for real-time use. To protect the soldier from motor fragmentation, a lightweight protection is required that is low cost enough to be purchased for a large number of soft shelter systems. Tex Tech Industries and the University of Maine at Orono (UMaine) have the expertise, manufacturing capability, and plan to provide the U.S. Military protection against small arms and fragmenting munitions for Arc Shaped Shelters.

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