An Ultra-High Carbon Steel Bonded Tungsten Carbide Material for Armor Piercing Rounds

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$93,239.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number:
O12B-T07-2013
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-T07
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way, Reno, NV, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
076514343
Principal Investigator:
Michael McKee
Research Engineer
(775) 826-8868
m.mckee@amadinc.com
Business Contact:
Faramarz Gordaninjad
President and CEO
(775) 826-8868
f.gordaninejad@amadinc.com
Research Institution:
Alfred University
Tammara L Raub
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY, 14802-
(607) 871-2913
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of an innovative tungsten carbide (WC) metal matrix composite for use as a non-carcinogenic penetrator for armor piercing (AP) munitions for small arms. The objectives of this effort are to: 1) Mechanically compact the WC and binder powders, 2) Sinter the compacted powders into a fully dense composite, 3) Characterize the structure of the composite, 4) Characterize the physical properties of the composite, and 5) Produce a 5.56mm diameter, 500mm long rod with the proposed material. By successful completion of the Phase I project, a new material and processing technique, capable of producing high-performance AP penetrators, will be delivered.

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