Fluidic Counter-Jet Armor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,978.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0393
Award Id:
70368
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-902-0709
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
783765670
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Duston
Program Manager
(410) 987-3435
cduston@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
President
(410) 224-2710
sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The use of fluid counter-jets to disrupt the axial symmetry of armor piercing shaped charge warhead jets was demonstrated during the last century, but the research was limited in its scope to large cross-sections. The mass and bulk of these cross-sections restricted their suitability for fielding and the work terminated. Ceramic Composites proposes to expand upon the prior work, utilizing select portions of the previous findings to create a new armor system that increases the formation of the fluidic counter-jet in a lightweight armor system. The system is envisioned as a retrofit to existing armored personnel transport systems which can be readily produced from conventional materials. In the proposal, the theories and findings of the earlier work to support the concept are presented. During the subsequent program, demonstration samples will be fabricated and provided to the Navy for testing and evaluation. The goal is to verify the performance of the functional theories, followed by an analytical and design optimization analysis in Phase II, concurrent with manufacturing scale-up to produce prototype sized components.

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