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Company Information:

Name: Vector Composites, Inc.
Address: 3251 McCall Street
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (858) 444-1826

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $279,998.00 3
SBIR Phase II $3,999,904.00 1

Award List:

Low Cost, Light Weight Composite Structures Using the Quickstep Manufacturing Process Technology (PVCI-001)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Sabol, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Carbon fiber composite structures provide light weight and high performance solutions for military aircraft. Alternative Out-of-Autoclave (OOA) processes are needed to reduce manufacturing costs of composite structures and increase their usage for aerospace systems. Quickstep is a low cost… More

Technologies for the Rapid Curing of Composite Parts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Tom Mesing, CEO
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Polymer-matrix composite parts are routinely fabricated using long autoclave cure cycles. The total time of the curing process is primarily driven by the ability to heat up and cool down the part/tool. The current autoclave cycle times can result in increased capital expenditures for programs with… More

Technologies for the Rapid Curing of Composite Parts (PVCI08-007-1)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Karl Gruenberg, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $3,999,904.00
Bismaleimide (BMI) 5250-4 and epoxy 977-3 material systems are used in F-35 aircraft composite components fabricated via autoclave. Alternative out-of-autoclave processes can reduce manufacturing costs by lowering capital and tooling costs and providing faster cure cycles, if properties can be… More

Multi-Functional Nano-Composite Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Interceptor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Karl Gruenberg, Senior Staff Engineer – (937) 281-1444
Award Amount: $100,000.00
The Missile Defense Agency is planning to develop a Next Generation AEGIS Missile (NGAM) as a Ballistic Missile Defense system for deployment in 2020 for defense against threat reentry vehicles. The NGAM system requirements for longer range intercepts and higher velocity leads to the NGAM… More