Lightweight Ballistic Exhaust Grille

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-08-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: N071-001-0124
Amount: $746,105.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-001
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, 02451
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Mulligan
 Project Engineer
 (781) 890-1338
Business Contact
 William Thompson
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Research Institution
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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