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Drinking Water Quality Sensor System (Dr. Watsen)

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 08-157
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Small Business Information
Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Drinking Water Quality Sensor System (Dr. Watsen)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0145
Award Amount: $362,715.00


Impact Technologies, together with Dr. Lynn Fuller of Rochester Institute of Technology and with cooperation from the OEM for the Armyf?Ts Tactical Water Purification System, (Global Group North America, Global Defense Engineering) is developing a sensor to measure multiple water quality parameters within a single MEMS-based platform. Measurements will include pH, residual chlorine, turbidity, temperature, total dissolved solids, and biological contaminants. In Phase II, other measurements to be identified by customer and purification industry stakeholders will be added (e.g. Total Organic Carbon). When integrated into a water purification system, this sensor will enable improvements in overall water purification efficiency and provide soldiers with real-time monitoring of their water supply . Key Phase II tasks are to: - Finalize specification - prioritize list of desired measured parameters and determine water-purification-specific application design issues. - Update design of Phase I chip to include new measurements - Fabricate updated prototypes and assess f?~dunk testf?T results. - Package chip within ruggedized sensor housing with associated electronics, and test on flow rig simulating anticipated flow conditions to be encountered by sensor - Perform third party tests to validate sensor performance - Set up and test sensor within the Armyf?Ts water treatment test laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Carl Palmer
Mgr., Sensing & Monitorin

Business Contact:

Mark Redding
Small Business Information at Submission:

Impact Technologies, LLC
200 Canal View Blvd Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161567136
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No