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Lightweight, Portable, Blast-Resistant Barrier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 41293
Amount: $54,052.00
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
114 Stoneway Trail, Madison, AL, 35758
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Philip R. Cox
 (205) 683-8645
Business Contact
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Research Institution
Tension systems proposes to build lightweight, portable, blast-resistant barriers using tensigritic structures that consist of: an inner and outer fabric or film skin; discontinuous compressive members; connective tensile elements of Vectran cordage; proprietary mechanical connectors to attach the skins, compressive and tensile members; and an anchoring system. The size and shape of barrier prototype designs will be derived from an analysis of pertinent threats, and their equivalent size in pounds of TNT. We will use proprietary software to test conceptual barrier prototypes' responses to dynamic and static overpressure of the identified threats. The results of this analysis will be used to determine final barrier materials, size, and shape. Finally, we will prepare all design documentation necessary to build and test prototype barriers in Phase II.

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