MODULAR ARMOR ATTACHMENT CONCEPTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$321,027.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18442
Agency Tracking Number:
18442
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4300 San Mateo Boulevard,, N.e., Suite A220, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jerome D. Yatteau
(303) 980-8007
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
FUTURE COMBAT VEHICLES WILL EMPLOY MODULAR ARMOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS THAT CAN BE CHANGED TO MEET DIFFERENT THREAT LEVELS. THESE ADVANCED ARMOR UNITS WILL BE MOUNTED AND DISMOUNTED FROM THE BASIC VEHICLE STRUCTURE, AS NEEDED TO MEET PROTECTION REQUIREMENTS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE ATTACHMENT CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING THE MODULAR ARMOR PROTECTION UNITS TO THE BASIC VEHICLE STRUCTURE. THE ARMOR MODULES OF PRIMARY INTEREST ARE THOSE DESIGNED TO COUNTER LARGER CALIBER TANK FIRED PROJECTILES AND ANTI-TANK MISSILES. THE DESIGN THREATS INCLUDE LARGE KINETIC ENERGY AND CHEMICAL ENERGY ANTI-TANK PROJECTILES AS WELL AS LARGE ANTI-TANK GUIDED AND UNGUIDED MISSILES. THE MOUNTING AND ATTACHMENT HARDWARE, AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE VEHICLE STRUCTURE, WILL HAVE TO SURVIVE THE BALLISTIC IMPACT LOADS WHICH ARE TRANSMITTED THROUGH THE ARMOR MODULES. THE ATTACHMENT HARDWARE THAT IS FIXED DIRECTLY TO THE VEHICLE STRUCTURE MUST NOT BE DAMAGED.

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