Hybrid Textile-Based Multi-Layered Flexible System for Penetration Resistance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,700.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-05-C-0098
Award Id:
74149
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-004-0200
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
105 North Main St, PO Box 8, North Monmouth, ME, 04265
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103962072
Principal Investigator:
Stan Farrell
Program Engineer
(207) 933-4404
sfarrell@ctel.net
Business Contact:
Ciaran Lynch
President
(207) 756-8606
CFlynch@hotmail.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MAINE
Habib Dagher
AEWC Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME, 04469
(207) 581-2138
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Tex Tech Industries has an effective through thickness reinforced hybrid ballistic fabric that has recently been introduced into the ballistic armor market for police force body armor. Fabric made with this technology was tested for V-50 results using both 9mm projectiles (124g Full Metal jacket) and .22 caliber fragment simulation projectiles( FSP, 17 grain). Result from this testing demonstrated that a 0.62 lb/ft¿ fabric was able to achieve a V-50 of over 1,600 feet per second ballistically and over 1,800 feet per second with the fragment simulation projectile (FSP). The through thickness reinforced ballistic fabric provides improved ballistic performance through higher impact velocities and reduced back face signatures compared to similar 2D fabrics. The University of Maine at Orono and Tex Tech Industries, with Armor Holdings propose to continue to develop the material to higher ballistic performance and lower weight through optimization of through thickness reinforcement, fiber and fabric type, ceramics additions, and felt additions.

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