Transparent Materials for Armor - A Cost Study
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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These briefing charts discuss current demand data, government costbenefit analysis, ballistic depth of penetration and summary. TARDEC and TACOM took up the challenge to develop a tool for decision makers to find the break-even cost for new materials that improve transparent armor performance. The initial Cost-Benefit Methodology for the M114 HMMWV Windshield has been extended to the Tactical Fleet Glass. A two-phase, 26 month basic research effort yielded a nanostructured, spinel with 80 in-line transmittance in the visible range. Ballistic DOP tests comparing commercially available large grained spinel with nanostructured spinel are inprocess at TARDEC.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Combat Vehicles