Vibrant has earned a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I contract (number: FA9453-19-P-0540) with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV). The program will see Vibrant partnering with Incodema3D to demonstrate the feasibility of PCRT as a method to qualify additively manufactured (AM) processes, components, and materials in launch and space vehicles. To accomplish this, Vibrant will apply its proven statistical analysis and characterization methods as well more advanced AM-centered modeling tools to be developed during the program. This is the first New Mexico-based federal contract Vibrant has won, marking a win for both the company and the New Mexico economy. The Phase I program scope is nine months and $150,000.
Vibrant provides Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) services to the Aerospace and Power Generation industries worldwide through its facilities in the United States and Europe. PCRT applications range from quality assurance and process capability assessment for Original Equipment Manufacturers to in-service structural assessment and life monitoring for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul organizations. Vibrant is certified to AS9100 Rev D, and ISO 9001:2015. www.vibrantndt.com