Transparent Armored Windows for Ships

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,857.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4309
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-066-0922
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-066
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Kutsch
Manager
(410) 987-1656
jkutsch@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(410) 224-3710
sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The damaging effects of age, poor framing and general wear and tear on traditional ship based transparent armor windows leads to delamination or other failures within the window. These failures compromise safety not only from ballistic threats but also by obstructing outward views. A new two-pane transparent armor window and framing system is proposed. This new window would be fabricated from Spinel saving both weight and decreasing thickness. These saving allow for a second inner window to take the daily abuse from cabin environment, leaving the external window for ballistic protection. A spinel based armor system will increase ballistic protection, increase situational awareness, increase NVG and MWIR capabilities and decrease chances for delamination defects due to few layers within the solution.

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