Inexpensive Submersible Long-Term Dissolved Oxygen Recorder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-03-CN-0059
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-79
Amount: $74,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 32, Needham Heights, MA, 02494
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 Vice President
 (781) 449-2284
 jkane@polestartech.com
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: President
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Polestar Technologies, Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to demonstrate the feasibility of a compact optical monitor for continuous dissolved oxygen monitoring in areas at risk of eutrophication induced hypoxia and anoxia. The proposed monitor will facilitate the development of improved theoretical models by enabling better data collection with regard to spread and degree of oxygen reduction occurring in the suspect areas. An innovative sensor design is presented which incorporates a unique biostatic barrier designed to inhibit biological encapsulation of the system¿s sensing membrane. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the effectiveness of the new biostatic barrier technology by monitoring the performance of prototype oxygen sensors in environments where algae proliferation is taking place.

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