Advanced Opaque Armor Materials and Manufacturing Methods

Period of Performance: 10/17/2014 - 04/16/2015

$125K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Utility Development Corp.
112 Naylon Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Principal Investigator

Abstract

"" The objective will be to develop and evaluate a low cost, light weight armor package that will have reduced visual signature while offering high protection against threats for Non Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCV). UDC will conduct design studies to determine the maximum thickness, weight and geometry, visual signature of the armor package. The ballistic testing will be performed with 50 caliber bullet. The selected panels will be tested for environmental exposure, including salt water immersion and immersion in petroleum based liquids sand erosion and abrasion. Comparison of the proposed solutions against current standard armoring solutions will be conducted UDC will provide a comprehensive report with results and conclusions and a Phase II plan. " The objective will be to develop and evaluate a low cost, light weight armor package that will have reduced visual signature while offering high protection against threats for Non Standard Commercial Vehicles (NSCV). UDC will conduct design studies to determine the maximum thickness, weight and geometry, visual signature of the armor package. The ballistic testing will be performed with 50 caliber bullet. The selected panels will be tested for environmental exposure, including salt water immersion and immersion in petroleum based liquids sand erosion and abrasion. Comparison of the proposed solutions against current standard armoring solutions will be conducted UDC will provide a comprehensive report with results and conclusions and a Phase II plan. "