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Ballistic Impact Dynamic Modeling of Fabric for New Protection Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0213
Agency Tracking Number: A052-001-1894
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-001
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-09-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-27
Small Business Information
1335 La Solana Dr
Altadena, CA 91001
United States
DUNS: 134396436
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Flavia Cardarelli
 Project Manager
 (781) 734-0533
Business Contact
 Desiree Cuitino
Title: Senior Admistrator
Phone: (781) 734-0533
Research Institution

This SBIR proposal is concerned with the development of design and analysis tools for the assessment of new protection systems against ballistic impact based on novel textile material systems. The approach is to develop an integrated simulation facility including the physic-based models for textile-based materials and the state-of-the-art of simulation techniques for describing ballistic and blast scenarios. This computational tool, WovenShield, will allow the study, analyze and quantitatively assess the penetration-resistance performance of different fiber/layer/inclusion configurations under a wide range of penetration conditions and projectile characteristics. The proposed program will advance the state-of-the-art in computational mechanics to enable the virtual assessment of novel fabric/textile materials and systems in ballistic impact scenarios as required by the next generation of simulation tools in the U.S. Army. The facility envisioned by this proposal will greatly improve the U.S. Army's ability to predict damage in protective systems, and will provide a versatile framework for science-based design of the new generation of blast-resistant survivable systems. The proposed work has significant applications in the developing industries related to homeland security e.g. assisting in the design of personnel armor.

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