Modular Lightweight Armor System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-10-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-002-1271
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-002
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Novana, Inc.
916 Stream Valley Trail, Alpharetta, GA, 30022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626754910
Principal Investigator:
F. Tsai
President & CTO
(770) 521-1273
dantsai@novanainc.com
Business Contact:
F. Tsai
President & CTO
(770) 521-1273
dantsai@novanainc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Novana is developing an innovative nanocomposite based material with unique and significant anti-ballistic properties. This material can not only absorb high impact projectile piercing energy but it is also lighter and less expensive than traditional anti-ballistic materials. Contrary to the current practice of using expensive fabrics made of high strength fibers such as Kevlar, Spectra Shield or brittle, difficult to mold ceramics, this technology uses our innovative material and process knowledge to create various region-specific microstructures. These microstructures are capable of absorbing and dissipating incoming ballistic energy and have the ability to self-heal by trapping the incoming projectiles inside the matrix. The objective of Phase I study is to (1) validate the operating theory and repeat the phenomena we have observed in our preliminary study; (2) optimize the material compositions and process conditions to meet the weight and thickness requirements while maintaining anti-ballistic properties.

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