A COMPACT, LOW-POWER SUBMERSIBLE CHEMICAL ANALYZER PAYLOAD FOR AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,947.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0057
Award Id:
69885
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0545
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
665 North Main Road, Jamestown, RI, 02835
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964682348
Principal Investigator:
Eugene Morin
Senior Systems Engineer
(401) 874-6179
emorin@subchem.com
Business Contact:
Alfred Hanson
President
(401) 874-6294
hanson@subchem.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SubChem Systems proposes to design and develop a compact, low power submersible chemical analyzer payload for deployment on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The primary objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of developing a Micro AUV Ready Chemical (MARCHEM) Analyzer. This device will be capable of performing real-time, rapid response measurements of trace chemicals in marine waters. This sensor will use specialized low-power, miniature, electro-fluidic and optical detection devices to accomplish the chemical analysis. The objective of the Phase I effort is to produce a system design and to investigate the feasibility for the development of a MARCHEM analyzer for ammonia as a payload for two types of AUVs: micro-sized propeller-driven vehicles and coastal gliders. SubChem Systems is working closely with the Navy to ensure that the technologies meet service needs and will be adopted by end-users. Further, we are working with the manufacturers of AUVs to ensure a pathway to commercialization and marketing.

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