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Armor systems including coated core materials

United States Patent

8,551,607
October 8, 2013
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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)
12/ 893,192
20110020538
September 29, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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 government has certain rights in the invention.