Ultra-Light Weight Energy Absorbing Armor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-07-C-0058
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-214-3268
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud
Research Scientist
(216) 404-0053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
President
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program will prepare an integrally fabricated aluminum syntactic foam armor panel 36" X 36" square. The low cost, lightweight energy adsorbin amor concept is based on the use of a metal-encapsualted ceramic tile strike plate integrally fabricated with an aluminum foam energy adsorbing layer. A thin composite spall liner will finish the deisng. Use of 10,000 psig syntactic aluminum foam sturctual energy adsorbers enables dispersion of ballistic energy, greatly reducing spall liner requirements and thereby reducing cost and weight.

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