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Multiplexed field effect transistor sensor suit for filtration performance monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-21-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A20B-T025-0115
Amount: $166,488.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20B-T025
Solicitation Number: 20.B
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-08
Small Business Information
330 Billerica Road Ste 200
CHELMSFORD, MA 01824-0440
United States
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Baris Unal
 (978) 856-4169
Business Contact
 Collette E Jolliffe
Phone: (978) 856-4158
Research Institution
 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
 Deborah Dolan
285 Old Westport
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2356
United States

 (508) 999-8953
 Nonprofit College or University

Soldiers require upwards of 15 L of water/day to remain properly hydrated. On an extended mission, soldiers can obtain water from indigenous sources using recently developed TIC/TIM filters that are compatible with the MOLLE hydration pack. There is currently no way to assess the continued efficacy of the filtration system in the field. Triton Systems and its partner will develop a handheld electrochemical sensor using novel sensing technology to assess water quality and determine if water filters are still functioning or need to be replaced. The sensor will leverage Triton’s experience in developing sensor products for the military, including work in sensing chemical warfare agents, and extensive microfabrication expertise. By the end of Phase I, we will design and build a sensor with proven ability to sense salt, inorganic ions, pesticides, and organophosphorus compounds at or below their minimum exposure limits in water temperatures from 4 °C to 49 °C in environment temperature from ­­–33 °C to 52 °C.

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