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Company Information:

Company Name: COMPOSITE SUPPORT & SOLUTIONS, INC.
City: San Pedro
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (310) 514-3162

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $497,730.00 6
SBIR Phase II $2,543,713.00 4

Award List:

An Approach for Reducing Wind Turbine Tower Weight by 70 Percent by Combining an Innovative On-Site Manufacturing Method with a Novel Tower Design

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel
Award Amount: $99,702.00
Abstract:
70462 The construction of taller towers for wind turbines would increase energy production, but significant technical and economic barriers exist, including: (1) the need for very tall cranes for the erection of tall (100 meter) towers, and (2) the cost of constructing and erecting a… More

Cost Effective Approach to Tall Composite Wind Turbine Towers by Allowing On-Site Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel
Award Amount: $648,467.00
Abstract:
70462S02-II Nearly half of the expected 50% improvement in wind turbine production will come from towers that will be twice the height of those common in the late 1980s. Although much technology input has gone into blades, the technology for towers has been at a virtual standstill. This is… More

Cost Effective Approach to Tall Composite Wind Turbine Towers by Allowing On-Site Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70462S02-II Nearly half of the expected 50% improvement in wind turbine production will come from towers that will be twice the height of those common in the late 1980s. Although much technology input has gone into blades, the technology for towers has been at a virtual standstill. This is… More

Advanced Composite Structural Members for Tall, Narrow Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel, President
Award Amount: $98,596.00
Abstract:
This SBIR aims to effectively solve the corrosion problems which are being experienced with tall steel structures which are exposed to extremely harsh high humidity environments. R&D has been outlined to achieve the prime objectives needed to create a composite tower which is both structurally and… More

Advanced Composite Structural Members for Tall, Narrow Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel, President
Award Amount: $749,781.00
Abstract:
Composite Support & Solutions Inc (CSSI), proposes a Phase-II Project that involves the design, testing, and construction of a 135 foot tall prototype tower. The innovative nature of this tower is not only that it is made of composite materials, but also that it is completely fastenerless. Therefore… More

Identification of the Anisotropic Rigidities and Damping of Composite Panels for Radomes and Shelters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clem Hiel, President
Award Amount: $99,891.00
Abstract:
Advanced Composite shelter and radome designs save large sums of money because they do not corrode, and are highly movable. Moving them does not require the energy and fuel costs once associated with their steel counterparts and their maintenance can be done in the field with almost no exceptions.… More

SBIR Phase I: Advanced Structural Snap-fits for Joining of Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel, DEng
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is organized to achieve major advances in structural snap-fit technology. Each time a connection to an internet cable or a phone line to a laptop computer is made that connection is made with snap-fit technology. Many products have come… More

Rapid Assembly, Energy Efficient Composite Shelter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clem Hiel, President
Award Amount: $99,597.00
Abstract:
CSSI will develop an innovative rapid assembly, energy efficient composite shelter. The CSSI team combines pioneering efforts in snap-joints for composites with many decades of "cradle to grave" shelter experience. The team proposes to apply "out of the box thinking" and embrace manufacturability… More

Identification of the Anisotropic Rigidities and Damping of Composite Panels for Radomes and Shelters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clem Hiel, President
Award Amount: $395,474.00
Abstract:
CSSI will develop a smart pultruded structural member (SPSM) that contains the sensory cable network for fiber optics as well as accelerometers. This SPSM will be used for the repair and health monitoring of assets which are rapidly aging and failing. The failure rate of towers will be reversed… More

Rapid Assembly, Energy Efficient Composite Shelter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Clement Hiel, President – (310) 514-3162
Award Amount: $749,991.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Shelters can be considered as the logistical backbone of military operations. Therefore the 500 CBSS / GBLE - AF Tactical Shelters/Radomes/Towers Program Office has determined a need to research the potential and feasibility of developing an improved shelter design that meets the needs of… More