Wireless Interface Modules for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0130
Award Id:
53598
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0566
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076603836
Principal Investigator:
Job Bello
Senior Scientist
(781) 769-9450
bello@eiclabs.com
Business Contact:
R. David Rauh
President
(781) 769-9450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The overall goal of this project will be to develop an automated sampling and chemical analysis system that can be used for detecting trace concentration of explosives in marine environments. Such an analysis system can be integrated into a smallautonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and employed for the identification and mapping of unexploded ordnance in bodies of water. Phase I will involve the design and fabrication of a prototype pre-concentration sampling instrument based on solid-phasemicroextraction (SPME). The prototype sampling instrument will automate the steps involved in the SPME sampling (extraction and desorption) and will be designed so that it can be easily interfaced with existing analytical methods for detecting explosives.The proposed design will utilize miniaturized components to achieve a compact, rugged sampling system that can be easily integrated in AUVs.The development of an autonomous underwater sampling and chemical analysis system for explosives will be bothbeneficial to the military and commercial sectors. An underwater explosive analysis system will be particularly advantageous to the Navy because it will provide an advance warning to naval vessels of the presence of mines in the surrounding area. This isimportant because it will then allow naval personnel to perform appropriate countermeasure actions. In the commercial sector, the underwater explosive system will also be important for environmental monitoring applications as well as in law enforcement.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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