Transparent Armored Windows for Ships
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133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, -
AbstractThe 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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