Materials Development for Lighter E-SAPI Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
M67854-10-C-6511
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-005-1819
Solicitation Topic Code:
N091-005
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
167433531
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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