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Coated armor system and process for making the same

United States Patent

7,838,079
November 23, 2010
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An armor system and method involves providing a core material and a stream of atomized coating material that comprises a liquid fraction and a solid fraction. An initial layer is deposited on the core material by positioning the core material in the stream of atomized coating material wherein the solid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material is less than the liquid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material on a weight basis. An outer layer is then deposited on the initial layer by positioning the core material in the stream of atomized coating material wherein the solid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material is greater than the liquid fraction of the stream of atomized coating material on a weight basis.
Chu; Henry S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Lillo; Thomas M. (Idaho Falls, ID), McHugh; Kevin M. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 992,521
20060105183
November 17, 2004
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under Contract Numbers DE-AC07-99ID13727 and DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.