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Company Information:

Company Name: KWJ Engineering Incorporated
City: Newark
State: CA
Zip+4: 94560-3457
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (510) 791-0951

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,602,526.37 13
SBIR Phase II $1,712,885.00 3

Award List:

Reagentless Field-Usable Fixed-Site and Portable Analyzer for Trihalomethane (THM) Concentrations in Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mel Findlay, Director of New Product Development
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Environmental Protection Agency rules stipulating corrective action for drinking water distribution systems that exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs), 80mg/L. Real-time, or even periodic, monitoring of drinking water is not economically feasible. Current… More

SBIR Phase I: Screen-Printed Gas Sensor using Nanoparticulate Catalyst

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter, PhD
Award Amount: $149,416.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) project will result in the design and manufacture of an industrial quality, electrochemical, Carbon Monoxide (CO) sensor based on screen-printed electronics technology. Printed electronics is a growing field, and some groups have applied it to create… More

A New Low Cost Ammonia Sensor for Environmental Health Monitoring

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Carter
Award Amount: $99,995.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): KWJ Engineering Inc. proposes to combine our years of experience and knowledge of electrochemical sensor design, manufacturing and novel electrolyte technology with modern fabrication techniques to develop a new, ultra low-cost electrochemical sensor for the… More

Reagentless Field-Usable Fixed-Site and Portable Analyzer for Trihalomethane (THM) Concentrations in Drinking Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Mel Findlay
Award Amount: $224,713.00
Abstract:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules stipulate that corrective action be taken for drinking water distribution systems that exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), 80 μg/L. Currently, real-time or even periodic monitoring of drinking water is not… More

SBIR Phase II: Screen-Printed Gas Sensor using Nanoparticulate Catalyst

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter
Award Amount: $489,014.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to combine the technology for a high performance amperometric gas sensor, AGS, with the fabrication methods of printed electronics, first for sensing carbon monoxide (CO). In Phase I KWJ demonstrated a unique combination of… More

Ultra-Low-Power MEMS Selective Gas Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
KWJ offers this proposal for a very low power but very practical "nano-watt" MEMS sensor platform for NASA requirements. The proposed nano-sensor platform is ultra low power and has a long sensor lifetime for extended battery life or power-harvester operation. The extremely fast response… More

Novel Process Technologies for Disinfection of Potable Water

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jospeh R. Stetter, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
KWJ is proposing a microfabricated multichannel ozone source, and will evaluate several designs for efficiency of ozone production in Phase I. The voltage requirements to produce a sustainable plasma discharge in the microchannel depend on the field strength required to cause the electrical… More

Development of i-AIDE - a Miniature Wearable Personal Monitor for the Elderly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter – 510-405-5911
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The proposed personal i-AIDE monitoring system is a platform technology that will yield multiple benefits, beginning with protecting the health of our aging population, enhancing communication to caregivers and loved ones, allowing seniors to enjoy independent… More

High Performance Low Power Electrochemical CO2 Gas Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Michael Carter, Dr. – 510-405-5911
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
The overall success of future carbon cycle management will depend in part on reliable carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring to support carbon cycle measurements. This SBIR Phase I proposal addresses development of an advanced, amperometric CO2 sensing technology that combines novel electrochemical… More

Water decontamination using ozone microplasma technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph Stetter, President – (510) 405-5911
Award Amount: $149,946.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the requirements of the Army outlined in the solicitation for a high flow-rate, energy efficient and portable water treatment technology to achieve optimum water reuse for field operations by reducing contaminant levels in the wash, rinse and discharge streams of the mobile… More

Water Decontamination Using Ozone Microplasma Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter, President/CTO – (510) 405-5911
Award Amount: $999,158.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the Army"s requirements outlined in the solicitation for an efficient and portable water decontamination technology to achieve optimum water re-use for field operations by reducing contaminant levels in the wash, rinse and discharge streams of the mobile kitchen… More

Home Ozone Monitor Incorporating Low Cost High Performance Printed Gas Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Carter – 510-405-5911
Award Amount: $148,410.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this SBIR Phase I program is to demonstrate application of a new class of gas sensor under development by KWJ Engineering, Inc. (KWJ) to ozone monitoring and to implement this next generation technology in a home ozone alarm. This Phase I… More

A New Low Power Low Cost Ozone Sterilizer for Medical Equipment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph R. Stetter – 510-405-5911
Award Amount: $129,815.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): In this Phase I SBIR, KWJ Engineering Inc. proposes to combine our years of experience with ozone generation and sensing technology with the NIH SBIR program to develop novel technology for the sterilization of medicalinstruments and sharps. The proposed… More

Ultralow Power CO2 Sensor for Intelligent Building Controls

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Michael T. Carter – 510-405-5911
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
The proposed EPA SBIR Phase I program will create a novel ultra low power and low cost microfabricated CO2 sensor. The initial developments of sensor technology will serve the very large Demand Controlled Ventilation market that has been identified by KWJ and its collaborators. Phase I is… More

Isolation and Identification of the Optimum Clandestine Currency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DHS
Principal Investigator: Joseph Stetter
Award Amount: $99,999.37
Abstract:
KWJ leverages its extensive experience to develop an automatic clandestine currency detection system (CCDS) for screening smuggled money in DHS real world applications. The ideal such system is equipped with probe (sampling, pre-concentration and detection), sensor array detection system… More

Low Power NaNo-Sensor Based Measurement of Atmospheric Nitrogen and Argon

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Joseph Stetter, Dr.
Award Amount: $224,970.00
Abstract:
This proposal responds DOEs effort to develop technology which will become the foundation of the next generation of eddy covariance. KWJ has developed a process for fabricating sub-m dimension TCDs, whose low thermal mass allows sub-millisecond measurement times, average power requirements of &… More