Inexpensive Submersible Long-Term Dissolved Oxygen Recorder

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$299,738.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DG133R-04-CN-0153
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
NOAA-2003-1
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
2003-79
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.2.5
Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 32, Needham Heights, MA, 02494
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 James Kane
 VP, Operations
 (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 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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