Polyurea Development and Modeling for Advanced Blast and Impact Mitigation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,965.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-10-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-001-0213
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T001
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
Small Business Information
Luna Innovations Incorporated
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 400, Roanoke, VA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
627132913
Principal Investigator:
Adam Goff
Principal Investigator
(434) 220-2513
submissions302@lunainnovations.com
Business Contact:
Laura Rasnick
Contract Administrator
(540) 769-8431
submissions@lunainnovations.com
Research Institution:
Southwest Research Instituted
Heather Bates
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX, 78238-
(210) 522-6572
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The protection of troop personnel on board the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is of paramount importance and recent developments in polyurea materials have shown the potential to significantly increase blast protection to metallic and non-metallic substrates. Luna Innovations Incorporated (Luna), in partnership with the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), is developing innovative polyurea materials and predictive modeling capabilities to provide a material and placement methodology to increase the survivability of the EFV against blast and ballistic threats. The materials will be tested through relevant live blasting tests to quantify polyurea performance and to demonstrate the response when tested on simulated EFV components. The results will be used to validate and refine the numerical modeling capabilities to aid in polyurea material formulation optimization and to provide a predictive means of efficient placement of the polyurea coatings on the EFV. The result of the team effort will be a combination of novel material development and efficient vehicle coating placement that will translate into improved vehicle survivability, reduced armor weight, and reduced coating cost.

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