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Self Contained Sensor and Telemetry for Remote Water Quality Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2011-02348
Agency Tracking Number: 2011-02348
Amount: $460,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Weaverville, NC 28787-9374
United States
DUNS: 155118362
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Philip Schaefer
 Chief Scientist
 (828) 645-1026
Business Contact
 Philip Schaefer
Title: President
Phone: (828) 645-1026
Research Institution

It is currently time consuming and expensive to install water quality monitoring stations to report data on water quality to researchers and monitoring agencies quickly and efficiently. In this project, we will develop the technology to improve the gathering and reporting of such data. The end product after commercialization of the results of this project will be a novel system that provides real-time monitoring at significant savings in cost and complexity. The availability of this technology will enable commercial entities, as well as state, local, and federal agencies charged with monitoring the nation's waters to greatly expand their real-time coverage with little added to their existing budgets, providing both societal and economic benefits.

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