Breakthrough Lightweight Transparent Armor Technologies
Navy SBIR FY2013.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2013.1
Topic No.: N131-073
Topic Title: Breakthrough Lightweight Transparent Armor Technologies
Proposal No.: N131-073-0954
Firm: Transparent Armor Solutions
1900 South Susan St
Santa Ana, California 92833
Contact: David Jungk
Phone: (714) 597-6499
Web Site:
Abstract: This proposal offers the demonstration of an advanced lightweight transparent armor that combines fused silica glass, GeminiTM spaced armor technology, advanced QuintiumTM polymer and a proprietary interlayer (TAS1411) to reduce weight by over 30% of the current state of the art. Ballistic testing will be completed on a 52 psf single laminate conventional design (control) and three fused silica based designs (36 to 38 psf). Environmental testing will demonstrate that these materials also increase the armor's durability, as the materials used have been shown to be temperature, moisture, and delamination resistant. This SBIR proposal is unique in combining four material systems that are currently available and utilizing them in a novel method to make an advanced lightweight transparent armor.
Benefits: This technology would be beneficial for lightweight tactical vehicles that require advanced transparent armor. This is especially true for the next generations of tactical wheeled vehicles including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the Army and Marine Corp and the Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) for the US Special Operations Command. The expected +30% weight reduction, `All Temperature' capability and price range of this technology is perfect for these applications.