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A Compact Submersible Trace Chemical Analyzer for Tracking Plumes of Chemical…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53599
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0686
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SUBCHEM SYSTEMS, INC.
65 Pier Road Narragansett, RI 02882
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Compact Submersible Trace Chemical Analyzer for Tracking Plumes of Chemical Explosives with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-C-0276
Award Amount: $449,747.00
 

Abstract:

"This SBIR Phase II project involves the development, testing and integration of a submersible solvent extraction module (SubSEM), tested in an SBIR Phase I feasibility study, with a miniature optical analytical detection system for the continuous sampling,pre-concentration, and chemical analysis of TNT present at ultra-trace concentration levels in seawater. The integrated underwater sampling and chemical analysis system for TNT will be configured for deployment as a payload on an autonomous underwatervehicle (AUV). The resulting, commercially viable, submersible TNT analyzer will have the capability to provide continuous, real-time results while deployed in situ on an AUV or on other ocean observation platforms (i.e. moored or ship-deployedmonitoring). The capability of the submersible TNT analyzer to pre-concentrate and determine trace quantities of TNT from seawater, while deployed on an AUV, will be demonstrated in the marine environment.BENEFITS: Completion of the Phase II effort willproduce a functional, compact prototype submersible TNT analyzer with plug and play functionality with the REMUS AUV. The submersible TNT analyzer will have a substantial cost benefit over traditional methodologies for TNT sampling and analysis in marinewaters. There are several applications for a fast response AUV deployable chemical analyzer that is highly sensitive for specific organic compounds. The instrument may be adapted for the environmenta

Principal Investigator:

Alfred K. Hanson
President
4018746294
hanson@subchem.com

Business Contact:

Alfred K. Hanson
President
4018746294
hanson@subchem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Subchem Systems, Inc.
665 North Main Road Jamestown, RI 02835

EIN/Tax ID: 050492915
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No