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TRI Proteckt®

Proteckt® Energy Absorbing foams (EA), developed by Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc., (TRI Austin) are innovative, high-performing foam appliqués designed to provide soldiers with superior cabin protection in tactical vehicles. The Proteckt® System is cost effective and lightweight, and can be custom designed for any tactical vehicle needing improved safety and protection. Placed in the interior cabin of HMMWVs, FMTVS, and other tactical vehicles, the Proteckt® energy absorbing system has the ability to significantly reduce fatal injuries.

MGA Simulated Mine Blast Test Results
SAMPLE IDUPPER LEFTLOWER LEFT
TIBIA Fz (N)
UPPER RIGHT
TIBIA Fz (N)
LOWER RIGHTAVERAGE TIBIA COMPRESSION FORCE (N)TIBIA FORCE REDUCTION (N)
Steel Plate989110550766198939498.75--
Competitor 1.25 inch91629357799589558867.25631.5
Proteckt 1 inch852781017418724278221676.75
Proteckt 1.5 inch84507535703367637445.252053.5
DATESAMPLE DESCRIPTIONPEAK AMP. (G's)TIME (ms)~ V (m/s)POST-TEST COMMENTS
6/8/11Baseline304.75.96.96No Visible Damage
6/9/11Competitor304.15.96.97No Visible Damage
6/9/11Proteckt 1"303.95.86.85No Visible Damage
6/9/11Proteckt 1.5"304.85.86.84No Visible Damage

Proteckt® Benefits

  • Flooring blast or crash impact mats
  • Head impact protection
  • Side impact protection
  • Seat bottoms
  • Under side impact attenuation

Proteckt® Features

  • Reduces impact from vehicle rollovers, crashes and IED explosions
  • Can be used as blast-mitigating flooring or interior padding
  • Provides thermal and acoustic insulation
  • No modification to vehicle interior is needed
  • Can withstand multiple impacts without degrading performance
  • Easy peel-and-stick installation
Product Specifications
PROPERTYTEST METHODUNITSVALUE
DensityASTM-D3575psf0.58 lbs. (1 inch thick)
Thermal ConductivityASTM-C177(K) BTU-in/ft2-hr-°F0.24
Thermal ResistanceASTM-C177(R) @ 70°F3.4 per inch
Service Temp RangeASTM-D3575°C-35 to 130
SAE J1400ASTM-E90-Pending
NRC RatingASTM-C423-Pending
HIC RatingFMVSS 201Head Injury Criterion875 (1" thick)
FlammabilityFMVSS 302Pass/Fail(FR-EA) Pass - Self Extinguishing 1.5 inch thick (Standard EA) Pass - Self Extinguishing 3/8 thick
Compressive Strength @75%ASTM-D3575psi(Base EA) 111
Tensile StrengthASTM-D3575psi(Base EA) 67
Water AbsorbtionASTM-D3575%~1.0
Dimensions (Thickness)-in.3/4 to 2
Dimensions (W x L)-in.up to 48 x 72
Slip TestASTM-F1677Pending
Surface Abrasion ResistanceASTM-D1044% loss0.84 after 1,000 cycles
Chemical Resistance (Oil, Water, Cleaning Agents, CBW)TARDECPass/FailPass
Salt FogASTM-B-117Pass/FailPass
Floor Blast ∆ V 7 (m/s)Stanag 4569Risk of foot ankle damagePass
Toxic Gas GenerationBAA 7239/ABD0031Pass/FailPass
To learn if TRI 209 NCC can help you with your application, contact:

Frank Zeller
Product Development Manager

 

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