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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: O12B-T07-2013
Amount: $93,239.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 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, -
DUNS: 076514343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael McKee
 Research Engineer
 (775) 826-8868
 m.mckee@amadinc.com
Business Contact
 Faramarz Gordaninjad
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (775) 826-8868
Email: 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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