Advanced Ballistic Shielding for Crew Served Weapons Stations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4510
Agency Tracking Number: N122-132-0615
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-132
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
4700 McDonald Drive Place, Stillwater, MN, -
DUNS: 078647097
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Erik Crawford
 (651) 336-7265
Business Contact
 Erik Crawford
Title: President
Phone: (651) 336-7265
Research Institution
Kinetic Resolve, Inc. (KR; Stillwater, MN), a service disabled veteran-owned small business, and The Protective Group (TPG; Miami Lakes, FL), a developer of lightweight armor solutions for the Department of Defense, have agreed to work together by forming Kinetic Protection (KP), a limited partnership, to rapidly develop and integrate a system of lightweight, reconfigurable and non-reconfigurable advanced ballistic shields for crew served weapons stations (CSWS) for Navy vessels including CVN 68 class ships. A unique composite materials system will allow this team to develop a solution that meets or exceeds the required ballistic protection while being able to withstand the uniquely harsh environment present on seaborne vessels (e.g., wave slap). This composite materials system, being metallic in nature, simplifies the design of a reconfigurable system which KP has identified as a key element of this effort. The Phase I effort will include an engineering analysis and design of several potential configurations, which ultimately will be down-selected to include both a reconfigurable and non-reconfigurable design. The Phase I Option will optimize and demonstrate ballistic performance of the unique composite armor system, leading to the fabrication and delivery of a functional prototype as part of a Phase II award.

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