Lightweight Modular Vehicle Armor System Based on Perforated Ceramic Tiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: N101-002-1775
Amount: $69,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
33 Corporate Drive, Suite 1110, Trumbull, CT, -
DUNS: 3052532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Aghajanian
 VP, Product Development
 (302) 454-8600
Business Contact
 Michael Aghajanian
Title: VP, Product Development
Phone: (302) 454-8600
Research Institution
A novel high performance, lightweight vehicle armor system for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is proposed. Following past work with perforated metals for weight efficient armor, the present work examines ceramic-based armor systems where the ceramic component has a novel design (e.g., perforations). The program will combine the strengths of the team members to yield an optimum product, namely M Cubed"s expertise with high performance reaction bonded ceramics, and BAE"s vast experience with the design and manufacture of armor systems. Specific activities in the proposed Phase I work plan are (i) developing a novel modular vehicle armor design that contains ceramic tiles of novel configuration, (ii) assessing manufacturability of the novel armor systems, (iii) demonstrating ballistic performance using standardized flat test panels, and (iv) production and testing of full-scale panels. A subsequent Phase II program would optimize performance and scale-up fabrication and testing activities.

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