Lightweight Ballistic Exhaust Grille

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$746,105.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-08-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-001-0124
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-001
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
INFOSCITEX CORP.
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004627316
Principal Investigator:
Robert Mulligan
Project Engineer
(781) 890-1338
rmulligan@infoscitex.com
Business Contact:
William Thompson
Contracts Manager
(781) 890-1338
bthompson@infoscitex.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) has two aft exhaust ports that interface the heat exchangers to the external environment. An innovative solution is required to address the competing requirements of ballistic protection, airflow performance, and thermal signature. In this Phase II program, Infoscitex (IST) will continue the development a novel composite armor material system that demonstrates excellent ballistic performance at a low areal density, while enabling designs that are amenable to high volume airflow. The manufacturability of the armor system will lead to the generation of lightweight, creative grille designs that would be unattainable with conventional armor materials in an economical fashion. The Phase II base period will culminate in the validation of the armor construction, and the airflow evaluation of a full sized grille. Manufacturing endeavors are scheduled to begin in the Phase II Option period.

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