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Company Information:

Company Name: Western Environmental Tech. Laboratories
City: Philomath
State: OR
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.wetlabs.com
Phone: (541) 929-5650

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $763,742.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,874,429.00 7
STTR Phase I $70,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $500,000.00 1

Award List:

IMPROVE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION THROUGH BIOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Dennis Burke , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $48,837.00
Abstract:
The proposed anaerobic digestion process improvement will provide a means to separate anaerobic bacteria from the digester supernatant and recycle those bacteria to the anaerobic reactor. the process improvement will thus allow for the maintenance of high concentrations of anaerobic bacteria within… More

Combined Optical Property Sensor for In Situ Characterization of Ocean Waters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Casey Moore
Award Amount: $49,987.00

SBIR PHASE I: Development of a Frazil Ice Meter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Casey Moore
Award Amount: $74,922.00

An Integrated Optical System for Synoptic Remote Sensing Validation: The DOLPHIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Integrated, optical sampling systems capable of rapid surveys are needed in several areas of remote sensing validation, including the validation and calibration of aircraft-based and future space-based lidar technologies. These sampling systems require the development of innovative deployment… More

Flexible Marking Paint for Asphaltic Airfield Pavements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The technical and commercial feasibility of developing a miniature dual wavelength optical beam attenuation meter for use with Automated Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems such as the REMUS is evaluated. The meter will use a novel Scattering overDual-Pathlengths (SDP) approach, where two measurements… More

A novel dual wavelength optical beam attenuation meter for automated underwater vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Managing Scientist
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
"The development of a robust, compact dual-wavelength optical beamattenuation meter termed the SAM (Scattering Attenuation Meter)is proposed. The sensor is designed for observing platforms thatrequire very small form factors such as the REMUS AUV. The devicewill have a flat sensing face exposed to… More

An In-situ, Biogeochemical Sensor using Excitation-Emission Matrix Fluorometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Casey Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The technical, scientific, and commercial feasibility of developing a novel aquatic in-situ biogeochemical sensor, termed the XMF, is evaluated. Using excitation-emission matrix fluorometry, the sensor will enable in-situ simultaneous detection and effective analytical separation of individual… More

An Integrated Optical System for Synoptic Remote Sensing Validation: The DOLPHIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Integrated, optical sampling systems capable of rapid surveys are needed in several areas of remote sensing validation, including the validation and calibration of aircraft-based and future space-based lidar technologies. These sampling systems require the development of innovative deployment… More

An Integrated Optical System for Synoptic Remote Sensing Validation: The DOLPHIN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
Integrated, optical sampling systems capable of rapid surveys are needed in several areas of remote sensing validation, including the validation and calibration of aircraft-based and future space-based lidar technologies. These sampling systems require the development of innovative deployment… More

An In-situ, Biogeochemical Sensor using Excitation-Emission Matrix Fluorometry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Casey Moore, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,999.00
Abstract:
The technical, scientific, and commercial feasibility of developing a novel aquatic in-situ biogeochemical sensor, termed the XMF, is evaluated. Using excitation-emission matrix fluorometry, the sensor will enable in-situ simultaneous detection and effective analytical separation of individual… More

The Miniaturized Autonomous Moored Profiler (Mini AMP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a compact, low power, autonomous, scalable, bottom-up profiling system for long-term (up to 6 months) deployments. This Miniaturized, Autononomous, Moored Profiler (Mini AMP) will contain a suite of environmental… More

An Analytical Particle Biogeochemical Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Michael S. Twardowski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Evaluation of the technical and scientific feasibility of developing a model and sensor for the analytical optical determination of particle biogeochemical properties in natural waters is proposed. The objective of the proposed work is 1) to develop an inversion model, termed the General… More

Integrated Inherent Optical Property Sensor for AUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Project Director
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to design, fabricate, and test an AUV-compatible sensor for determining the fundamental Inherent Optical Properties (IOPs) of seawater: beam attenuation (c), total scattering (b), total absorption (a), and backscattering (bb). The work builds on our recent SBIR… More

The Miniaturized Autonomous Moored Profiler (Mini AMP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Andrew H. Barnard, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses WET Labs design and development efforts of a compact, low power, autonomous, scalable, bottom-up profiling system termed the Miniaturized Autonomous Moored Profiler (Mini AMP). The Mini AMP's novel design includes a robust suite of physical, biological and optical sensors, an… More

Integrated Inherent Optical Property Sensor for AUVs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Project Director
Award Amount: $450,000.00
Abstract:
The project goal is to develop and characterize an an AUV-compatible sensor for determining the fundamental Inherent Optical Properties (IOPs) of seawater: beam attenuation (c), total scattering (b), total absorption (a), and backscattering (bb). The work builds on our recent SBIR success in… More

An underwater bioluminescence assessment tool (U-BAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. CALIF., SANTA BARBARA
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
RI Contact: James Case
Abstract:
We propose transition a novel bioluminescence (BL) sensor technology to develop a commercial general purpose bathyphotometer based product for biological assessment of natural waters. This proposal directly addresses ONR topic # N05-T026 for the need to transition new and novel BL sensing… More

An underwater bioluminescence assessment tool (U-BAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: JAMES CASE
Principal Investigator: Andrew Barnard, Vice President, R&D
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Cora Diaz
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to produce a light-weight, inexpensive bioluminescence sensor capable of accurately measuring fine-scale vertical bioluminescence potential (

Surfzone Water Properties Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Project Director
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to design, fabricate and test inexpensive (nominally expendable) water property measurement systems (SWANs) to provide environmental optical parameters in the surfzone that are critical for MCM operations. Work will build on recent technological advances,… More

Bioluminescence Risk Detection Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Cristina M. Orrico, Sr. Research Associate
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
The objective of the proposed work is to develop a detailed description and methodology for an intuitive, real-time bioluminescence risk detection aid (BRDA) for underwater vehicle navigation and mission planning. The purpose of the BRDA is to provide real-time information as to the probability of… More

Surfzone Water Properties Sensor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael Twardowski, Vice President / Oceanogr
Award Amount: $449,999.00
Abstract:
An inherently scalable solution for determining optical properties important for surfzone mine-countermeasures (MCM) and basic research will be developed. Our approach is to develop a nominally expendable SWAN (Surfzone Water Attenuation Node) drifter that will measure beam attenuation, log GPS,… More

Bioluminescence Risk Detection Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cristina Orrico, Senior Research Associate – (541) 929-5650
Award Amount: $874,432.00
Abstract:
Nighttime bioluminescence poses a large naval tactical problem. Therefore a navigation aid is required for underwater vehicles (manned or un-manned) that will sense the platform-induced (e.g. an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, SEAL Delivery Vehicle, or diver) bioluminescence, water optical properties,… More