Materials Development for Lighter E-SAPI Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-10-C-6511
Agency Tracking Number: N091-005-1819
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N091-005
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
DUNS: 167433531
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 James Intrater
 Chief Engineer
 (703) 560-1371
 jim@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T.S. Sudarshan
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The E-SAPI specification describes the protection level of a soldier’s body armor in response to an AP, M2 round. Presently this is addressed largely through the use of boron carbide plate inserts for an outer tactical vest. A unique materials architecture is proposed with the possibility of increasing the armor’s ballistic mass efficiency and therefore allowing for the lowering of the armor weight. The Phase I Option will explore a modification to the assembly of this architecture.

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