publication . Conference object . 2000

Transparent ceramics for armor and EM window applications

Parimal J. Patel; Gary Gilde; Peter G. Dehmer; James W. McCauley;
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  • Published: 25 Oct 2000
  • Publisher: SPIE
Abstract
Recently, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has focused increased attention on the development of transparent armor material systems for a variety of applications. Future combat and non-combat environments will require lightweight, threat adjustable, multifunctional, and affordable armor. Current glass/polycarbonate technologies are not expected to meet the increased requirements. Results over the past few years indicate that the use of transparent crystalline ceramics greatly improve the performance of a system. These results coupled with recent processing and manufacturing advances have revitalized the interest in using transparent ceramics for armor sys...
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free text keywords: Transparent ceramics, Optical engineering, Ceramic, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Material system, Armour, Forensic engineering, Materials science, Engineering physics, Polycarbonate, Aluminum oxynitride, Magnesium Aluminate
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