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Remote Air Quality Reporting (RAQR) Device

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68HERD19C0022
Agency Tracking Number: B182A-0006
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 18-NCER-2A
Solicitation Number: 68HE0D18R0010
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-05-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-31
Small Business Information
20600 Gramercy Place
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
United States
DUNS: 080921977
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Norell
 Director, Integrated Sensors
 (310) 320-1827
Business Contact
 Gerrit Brink
Title: Vice President, Corporate Administration
Phone: (310) 320-1827
Research Institution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking a ground-level air-quality monitoring device to measure wildland fire pollutants including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulates, in a small, easy-to-use unit capable of data storage and data viewing. As more frequent wildfires are expected to occur near populated areas, air-quality monitoring will be more persistent. To address the EPA’s need, Intellisense Systems, Inc. (ISI) proposes to develop a new Remote Air Quality Reporting (RAQR) system, capable of reporting air quality data through a robust meshed network of small, low-cost nodes. The RAQR system is based on ISI’s existing TRL-7/TRL-8 remote meshed sensor technology that can harvest solar power and communicate through radio, cellular, or Iridium, coupled with a new innovative, compact air-quality sensor suite. As RAQR is small, simple to set up, and does not require hardline power, it will enable the end-user to deploy a robust network of air-quality sensors rapidly and at low cost. In Phase I, ISI will demonstrate the feasibility of RAQR with a functional prototype capable of reporting air-quality data wirelessly, reaching TRL-4. In Phase II, ISI will refine the RAQR system design and fabricate multiple prototypes for end-user evaluation, leading to a TRL-7 device.

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