Ultra-Light Weight Energy Absorbing Armor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0518
Agency Tracking Number: A062-214-3268
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-214
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Doud
 group leader
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
This Phase II SBIR project will refine manufacturing processes to produce high strength, lightweight, low cost energy adsorbing integral composite armor and complete design configuration optimization for combined ballistic and blast performance. Powdermet has developed a product line of unique, high strength and modulus lightweight syntactic metallic microcomposites that were shown in Phase I to be capable of compltely adsorbing fragment energies at NIJ level III/IV at less than 1/2 the areal density of steel. Design trade-offs between ceramic tile ballistic performance, syntactic microcomposite density and strength, and inegral armor design and integration variations will be analtically and experimentally optimized.

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