Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique Fastener System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$499,964.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W56HZV-13-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5199
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-061
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Products and Engineering Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator
 Kang Lee
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 320-3088
 PEProposals@poc.com
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Email: gedrew@poc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
To address the U.S. Army need to attach applique armor packages to Combat Vehicle Structures, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to complete the development of a new Snap-Assisted Stackable Hardened Applique (SASHA) fastener system. SASHA is based on POC's proven, patented line of ruggedized, military connectors, and can be integrated on virtually any structural member (metallic, composite-based, etc.) allowing Army personnel to quickly and easily (un)mount applique armor to/from a vehicle's outer structure during vehicle repair or maintenance operations. This capability directly addresses the PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support requirements including decreased time for repair (MTTR). In Phase I, POC demonstrated the feasibility of four SASHA design concepts (variants) via finite element analysis and moment loading and blast (shock) testing of four (4) functional SASHA applique fastener prototypes fabricated to support demonstration efforts at TARDEC. POC also developed a relationship with a commercial armor partner to conduct further testing in Phase II. In Phase II, POC plans to fully design, develop, and fabricate two SASHA concepts (variants) and integrate them with deployed armor systems for installation on representative light tactical vehicles. Structural, environmental, and blast testing will be performed to validate the SASHA system at TRL-6.

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