Inexpensive Submersible Long-Term Dissolved Oxygen Recorder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-04-CN-0153
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-79
Amount: $299,738.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.2.5
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2003-1
Small Business Information
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 32, Needham Heights, MA, 02494
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 VP, Operations
 (781) 449-2284
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: President
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Research Institution
Polestar Technologies, Inc. proposes a Phase II SBIR Project to complete the development of an inexpensive compact optical system for continuous dissolved oxygen monitoring in areas at risk of eutrophication induced by 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. This monitor will also significantly reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability of data. An innovative sensor design will incorporate a unique biostatic barrier that has been shown to inhibit biological encapsulation of the system¿s sensing membrane. The Phase II effort will result in the development of prototypes to be tested in the Chesapeake Bay.

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