Lightweight Structures Roadside Blast Protection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0349
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-032-044
Amount: $69,845.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T032
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
305 N. 54th Street, Chandler, AZ, 85226
DUNS: 961353422
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken-An Lou
 Chief Scientist
 (480) 598-5723
 klou@armorworks.com
Business Contact
 William Perciballi
Title: President
Phone: (480) 598-5701
Email: bill@armorworks.com
Research Institution
 UCSD Jacobs, School of Engineering
 Hyonny Kim
 9500 Gilman Drive #0085,
La Jolla, CA, 92093
 (858) 534-7442
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The goal of this STTR Phase I program is to develop lightweight and volumetrically-efficient structures that can be applied to the underbody and sides of lightweight tactical vehicles such as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Mine-Resistant Ambush Vehicle (MRAP). The design will meet the weight goal to be less than 10 lb/ft2, and to reduce the amount of blast impulse or blast energy transmitted to the crew compartment by at least 30 percent compared to a monolithic metallic armor plate with the same areal density. The design success will be proved through laboratory blast tests.

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