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Company Information:

Company Name: VAPORCOR LLC
City: Bend
State: OR
Zip+4: 97702
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (541) 678-5215

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $296,979.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,096,578.00 2

Award List:

Novel Propulsion Using Humphrey Cycle or Other Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ken Spence, President
Award Amount: $98,992.00
Abstract:
We propose an engine concept, which we call a Cart-Engine, which embodies both a thermodynamic cycle innovation and a mechanical innovation that can achieve exceptional efficiency, low mechanical vibration, and can burn multiple fuels. In addition, the manner in which the Cart-Engine functions… More

Novel Propulsion Using Humphrey Cycle or Other Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ken Spence, President
Award Amount: $374,571.00
Abstract:
We propose an engine concept, which we call a Cart-Engine, which embodies both a thermodynamic cycle innovation and a mechanical innovation that can achieve exceptional efficiency, low mechanical vibration, and can burn multiple fuels. In addition, the manner in which the Cart-Engine functions… More

Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ken R. Spence, President
Award Amount: $98,990.00
Abstract:
Vaporcor has been developing an engine technology that enables a means to implement a Humphrey thermodynamic cycle. In this SBIR, we propose an innovative technical concept and an aggressive business development plan that will take advantage of Vaporcor's unique engine technology and exploit… More

Small Engines Designed for High Efficiency, High Power Density and Quiet Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Preston Carter, Principal
Award Amount: $98,997.00
Abstract:
Vaporcor LLC is currently developing a unique engine, (for High Altitude Long Endurance "HALE" aircraft), that has thermodynamic efficiency greater then 40%, is able to burn multiple-fuels, and is quiet, and lightweight. We call this engine our "Caloric" engine. This engine is being developed for… More

Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Preston Carter, Principal
Award Amount: $722,007.00
Abstract:
Vaporcor LLC is developing a very high altitude (~90 kft) aircraft propulsion engine capable of meeting the stability, reliability, and environmental requirements suitable for use on a VHALE aircraft with 12-20 hour endurance that must be stored for months. Vaporcor's VHALE engine implements a… More