Accession Number:

ADD020342

Title:

Transparent Armor Structure

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 29 Sep 2003, patented 16 Nov 2004

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Am improved transparent armor structure for use in a vehicle includes a first sheet of transparent armor composite comprising at least one layer of polymeric material and at least one layer of tempered silica glass bonded to form a laminated bullet resisting structure and also having a bracket member adapted to hold a second transparent spall resisting layer parallel to and slightly spaced from the inner surface of the first transparent composite layer. A spacing means between the first and second layers forms a chamber between the first and second panels and a desiccant is located within the chamber to minimize the amount of condensation on the surface of the transparent armor surfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE