Scalable, Lightweight Nanocomposite Armor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$98,887.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0392
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0123
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-007
Small Business Information
GVD Corporation
45 Spinelli Place, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
085502958
Principal Investigator
 Erik Handy
 Senior R&D Engineer
 (617) 661-0060
 erik@gvdcorp.com
Business Contact
 Hilton Lewis
Title: President
Phone: (617) 661-0060
Email: hilton@gvdcorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
GVD Corporation (GVD) proposes to develop conformal coatings for carbon nanotubes (CNTs), facilitating scalable manufacturing of lightweight vehicle armor. GVD’s solvent-free coatings afford improved CNT dispersion in various matrices, resulting in better CNT distribution throughout the armor nanocomposite. Combat vehicles carry more than 10 tons of armor, increasing vehicle wear and tear (and associated maintenance costs) and reducing vehicle mobility. GVD’s proposed nanocomposite approach offers significant armor weight reduction while maintaining armor performance. In Phase I, GVD will develop and screen a range of conformal coatings for carbon nanotubes. The most promising candidates will then be selected for nanocomposite fabrication and testing. GVD’s nanotube coating approach will then be optimized and scaled up in Phase II for prototyping and more rigorous testing.

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