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Inconspicuous Up-Armoring of Vehicles Using Segmented Ceramic and Metallic Elements

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-15-P-0003
Agency Tracking Number: S141-003-0001
Amount: $149,921.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM14-003
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-10-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-04-16
Small Business Information
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Gorman
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Bonnie Hunter
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution
Triton Systems Inc.(Triton), together with our partner Technical Products Inc. (TPI) will conduct a feasibility study to evaluate options for armoring non standard commercial vehicles (NSCV) in an unobtrusive fashion using austere mechanical facilities corresponding to expedient basing in the area of operations. Triton has wide experience in metallic, ceramic and composite armoring solutions and TPI has design and product sales experience in arming and armoring commercial vehicles such as SUVs and pickups. Both conventional metallic, ceramic and hybrid composite"pieced plate"solutions will be evaluated as well as unconventional scaled or tiled ceramic and metallic solutions having composite backing. Breadboard examples of austere facilities unobtrusive armoring (e.g. quarter panel or door sections) will be fabricated for at least four distinct armoring techniques, to illuminate the tradeoff of installation difficulty and weight versus armoring performance. The effect of unobtrusive armoring solutions on vehicle gross weight and automotive performance will be evaluated, and drivetrain and/or suspension upgrades identified where necessary. The breadboard unobtrusive armoring samples will be evaluated in live fire tests against the threat projectiles to validate performance estimates. Triton will recommend an optimal unobtrusive NSCV armoring solution for detailed evaluation and testing in a Phase II program.

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