CLASP Phase II: producing a Coastal Long-Term Automated Self-Calibrating Profiler Commercial Prototype

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R-08-CN-0169
Agency Tracking Number: 07-30
Amount: $356,527.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.4
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2007-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
28034 Holly Road, Easton, MD, 21601
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vincent Kelly
 Director
 (410) 829-5601
 vince@gescience.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Kelly
Title: Director
Phone: (410) 829-5601
Email: vince@gescience.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In our Phase I test, Green Eyes successfully demonstrated the feasibility of a Coastal Long-Term Automated Self-Calibrating Profiler (CLASP) system capable of autonomous operation for one year. The feasibility prototype also incorporated two-way telemetry and near real-time display of processed data. CLASP uses a profiling pump to deliver water to a flow-through multi probe sensor and additional instruments such as nutrient monitors. It provides for environmental control of the sampling and ¿stand by¿ sensor environments via a manifold system that enables automated delivery of standards, cleansers and biocides. Our innovative approaches to profiling, biofouling control, sensor cleaning, and automated calibration are the keys to this device and were successfully demonstrated during Phase I. We now propose to construct the CLASP commercial prototype, and to install it at a NOAA tidal station.

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