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Title: Armored garment for protecting

Abstract

A lightweight, armored protective garment for protecting an arm or leg from blast superheated gases, blast overpressure shock, shrapnel, and spall from a explosive device, such as a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) or a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The garment has a ballistic sleeve made of a ballistic fabric, such as an aramid fiber (e.g., KEVLAR.RTM.) cloth, that prevents thermal burns from the blast superheated gases, while providing some protection from fragments. Additionally, the garment has two or more rigid armor inserts that cover the upper and lower arm and protect against high-velocity projectiles, shrapnel and spall. The rigid inserts can be made of multiple plies of a carbon/epoxy composite laminate. The combination of 6 layers of KEVLAR.RTM. fabric and 28 plies of carbon/epoxy laminate inserts (with the inserts being sandwiched in-between the KEVLAR.RTM. layers), can meet the level IIIA fragmentation minimum V.sub.50 requirements for the US Interceptor Outer Tactical Vest.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. (Albuquerque, NM)
  3. Tijeras, NM
  4. Watkins, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968331
Patent Number(s):
7571493
Application Number:
11/197,245
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F41 - WEAPONS F41H - ARMOUR
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Purvis, James W, Jones, II, Jack F., Whinery, Larry D, Brazfield, Richard, Lawrie, Catherine, Lawrie, David, and Preece, Dale S. Armored garment for protecting. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Purvis, James W, Jones, II, Jack F., Whinery, Larry D, Brazfield, Richard, Lawrie, Catherine, Lawrie, David, & Preece, Dale S. Armored garment for protecting. United States.
Purvis, James W, Jones, II, Jack F., Whinery, Larry D, Brazfield, Richard, Lawrie, Catherine, Lawrie, David, and Preece, Dale S. Tue . "Armored garment for protecting". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968331.
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abstractNote = {A lightweight, armored protective garment for protecting an arm or leg from blast superheated gases, blast overpressure shock, shrapnel, and spall from a explosive device, such as a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) or a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The garment has a ballistic sleeve made of a ballistic fabric, such as an aramid fiber (e.g., KEVLAR.RTM.) cloth, that prevents thermal burns from the blast superheated gases, while providing some protection from fragments. Additionally, the garment has two or more rigid armor inserts that cover the upper and lower arm and protect against high-velocity projectiles, shrapnel and spall. The rigid inserts can be made of multiple plies of a carbon/epoxy composite laminate. The combination of 6 layers of KEVLAR.RTM. fabric and 28 plies of carbon/epoxy laminate inserts (with the inserts being sandwiched in-between the KEVLAR.RTM. layers), can meet the level IIIA fragmentation minimum V.sub.50 requirements for the US Interceptor Outer Tactical Vest.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {8}
}

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Kevlar and Carbon Composite Body Armor: Analysis and Testing
conference, July 2008