Advanced Articulated Soldier Knee and Elbow Protection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0041
Agency Tracking Number: A083-197-0066
Amount: $69,981.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-197
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
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
 Marianne Wilhelm
 Senior Research Engineer
 (480) 598-5707
 mwilhelm@armorworks.com
Business Contact
 William Perciballi
Title: President
Phone: (480) 598-5701
Email: bill@armorworks.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is an acute need for lightweight, articulating elbow and knee ballistic systems that provide protection against NIJ Level II threat projectiles. Our SBIR Phase I effort focuses on developing a flexible elbow and knee armor system which is capable of meeting NIJ 0101.04 Level II protection requirements. We plan to evaluate both commercially available and new materials that will provide ballistic protection while maintaining at or near full range of motion. Our design includes a combination of rigid composite and flexible ballistic materials for a full-coverage solution. Our extensive first-hand experience with personal protection establishes our vested interest in developing and implementing an NIJ 0101.04 Level II elbow and knee protection system that enables the soldier to maintain full range of motion. The ArmorWorks team is uniquely qualified to design, validate, and demonstrate the Advanced Soldier Knee and Elbow Protection System.

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