Ballast Water Exchange Monitoring System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: DTRS57-03-C-10033
Agency Tracking Number: DTRS57-03-C-10033
Amount: $362,605.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
600 Mutual Life Building, 605 First Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Reynolds
 Senior Engineer
 (206) 624-7850
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The Glosten Ballast Management System developed under SBIR Phase I determined that tracking ballast exchanges was feasible and showed strong commercial viability. Phase II of this project is intended to demonstrate, with a full-scale shipboard installation, that automated tracking of a vessel¿s ballast system is practical and cost effective for both the operator and the regulator. The system is the backbone which enables the user to manage ballast, including envisioned modules for the future management of treatment systems, automated uplinks to shore based data centers, and integration with cargo loading systems. The objective of the Phase II work proposed here, is to develop the core Ballast Management System, and install, test and document the functionality of the system on board the tanker Seabulk Mariner.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government