IMPROVED MATERIALS FOR CERAMIC ARMOR FABRICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$495,970.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4600
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Refractory Technologi
699 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14207
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
PETER T.B. SHAFFER
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ABILITY TO FABRICATE CERAMIC ARMOR ECONOMICALLY IS DEPENDENT UPON SEVERAL FACTORS INCLUDING POWDER COST, FABRICATION TECHNIQUE, AND FINAL MACHINE COST. CANDIDATE CERAMIC SUCH AS TIB (2), AND B (4)C DO NOT SINTER TO FULL DENSITY. THEREFORE, NEAR-NET SHAPE FORMATION IS DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHERE COMPLEX GEOMETRIES ARE INVOLVED. ART PROPOSES TO UTILIZE NEW POWDER SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY TO PRODUCE SINTERABLE CERAMIC POWDER FOR USE AS ARMOR MATERIALS. THEIR COMPOSITION WILL BE SOLID SOLUTIONS OF VARIOUS CANDIDATE MATERIALS SUCH AS TIB (2), TIC, B (4)C,AND SO ON.

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