Lightweight Roadside Blast Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0352
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-032-0188
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T032
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
2071 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY, 82801
DUNS: 191707652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Weitz
 Director of Resources
 (307) 674-6498
 mark@kennoncovers.com
Business Contact
 Ronald Kensey
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (307) 674-6498
Email: kennon@kennoncovers.com
Research Institution
 Auburn University
 Gwynedd A Thomas
 Polymer and Fiber Engineering
117 Textile Building
Auburn, AL, 36849
 (334) 844-5461
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
One of the greatest threats to American armed forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the damage caused by mines, roadside bombs, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The wide variety of device types, and increasing sophistication of these weapons, presents a growing challenge to protecting U.S. warfighters. Currently, personnel vehicles are protected with thick, heavy armor that severely limits maneuverability, and makes transport by sea or airlift much more difficult. In this Phase I effort, Kennon Products, Inc., Auburn University, and the University of Wyoming propose to develop an advanced composite armor system to protect lightweight tactical vehicles from the previously mentioned explosive devices. This armor system will outperform current monolithic structures by at least 30%, and weigh less than 10 lbs/sq ft. It will also be able to address the multiple threats presented by next generation IEDs.

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