High Performance, Concealed, Ceramic-Based Armor Panels for Military and Commercial Vehicles

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A02-241
Budget: 01/23/03 - 11/24/03
PI: Mr. Michael Aghajanian

An extremely capable team of M Cubed Technologies and Simula is providing an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of ceramic-based armor panels for military and commercial vehicles. In short, large ceramic tiles of complex shape will be fabricated, then encapsulated in ballistic polymer. The resultant panels will match the shape o...


Rapid, low-cost composite manufacturing processes

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02-016
Budget: 05/09/02 - 11/08/02
PI: Dr. Prashant G. Karandikar

M Cubed has developed three key processes for manufacturing advanced materials components which include PRIMEX, DIMOX and reaction bonding. The processes have been used to make a variety of components for commercial and military systems making them lighter, stiffer, highly functional and resistant to many threats. However, market penetration has...


A rapid processing method for large, low-expansion, light-weight mirrors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA02-021
Budget: 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
PI: Dr. Prashant G. Karandikar

M Cubed has conducted preliminary work to fabricate near-zero coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) fiber reinforced ceramic composites. These composites have high specific stiffness and thermal stability (thermal conductivity/CTE). M Cubed has also developed ways to rapidly polish surfaces of various materials to Angstrom level surface finish....