Patent Number: 7,955,706

Title: Composite armor tile based on a continuously graded ceramic-metal composition and manufacture thereof

Abstract: A cermet armor material for highly effective ballistic performance which is comprised of a layer of base metal in which is deposited a layer or layers of ceramic and a compatible metal such that the deposited metal in combination with the base metal forms a continuous matrix around the ceramic particles. The body has a structure which is continuously graded from a highest ceramic content at the outer surface (strike face) decreasing to zero within the base substrate, and contained no abrupt interfaces.

Inventors: Withers; James C. (Tucson, AZ), Storm; Roger S. (Tucson, AZ), Shapovalov; Vladimir (Albuquerque, NM), Loutfy; Raouf (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Materials & Electrochemical Research Corp.

International Classification: C23C 4/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-06-07 0:00:00