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Lightweight Portable Blast-Resistnat Barriers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41295
Amount: $99,108.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1285 Dunn Road, St. Louis, MO, 63138
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kelli Corona-bittick
 (314) 868-3500
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Production Products will develop a lightweight, modular, easily deployable barrier system that will be based on out proven polyurethane composite technology that has demonstrated the ability to absorb very high levels of elongation and energy without failure. This material can be elongated 500% repeatedly and still returns to it's original shape. We will design a barrier system around this structural material utilizing additional concepts such as hydraulic absorbers to develop a barrier that can thwart a conventional blast sufficiently to protect structures. In Phase I Production Products will characterize and define the threat and investigate materials including polyurethane, kevlar fabrics, ceramics, etc and energy absorbing structural concepts including air-water beams, interlocking panels, curtain walls, etc and develop a barrier system with the potential of defeating the threat. We will fabricate and test the selected prototype barrier system and demonstrate the feasibility of the prototype barrier system. In Phase II we will fabricate the design concept, predict energy absorption performance through laboratory tests, fabricate multiple lightweight, portable barrier systems, and support Special Operations Force SOF) field evaluations and incorporate resulting design modifications. We will develop production implementation/ commercialization plans immediately.

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