Self Contained Sensor and Telemetry for Remote Water Quality Monitoring

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$460,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
2011-02348
Agency Tracking Number:
2011-02348
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.4
Solicitation Number:
USDA-NIFA-SBIR-00339
Small Business Information
VORTANT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
88 HIGH COUNTRY RD, Weaverville, NC, 28787-9374
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
155118362
Principal Investigator:
Philip Schaefer
Chief Scientist
(828) 645-1026
phil@vortant.com
Business Contact:
Philip Schaefer
President
(828) 645-1026
phil@vortant.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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