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
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-004-0200
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
A05-T004
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TEX TECH INDUSTRIES, INC.
105 North Main St, PO Box 8, North Monmouth, ME, 04265
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
103962072
Principal Investigator
 Stan Farrell
 Program Engineer
 (207) 933-4404
 sfarrell@ctel.net
Business Contact
 Ciaran Lynch
Title: President
Phone: (207) 756-8606
Email: 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/ft² 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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