NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 S1.08-9737
SUBTOPIC TITLE: In Situ Airborne, Surface, and Submersible Instruments for Earth Science
PROPOSAL TITLE: Antibiofouling for Ocean Instruments and Floats using Microchlorine Generation

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
SeaLite Engineering
78 Scraggy neck Rd.
Cataumet, MA 02534 - 0401
(508) 564-4404

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
George Seaver
78 Scraggy neck Rd.
Cataumet, MA 02534 - 0401
(508) 564-4404

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 6

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Long term ocean measurements are severely impacted by algae growth. In this proposed work algae will be inhibited by localized, intermitent microgeneration of chlorine from seawater at sub-PPM levels. This technology will minimize operational labor requirements by eliminating ship time now required for cleaning of these sensors, as well as preventing the release of caustic chlorine to the environment. The calibration of deployed, submerged conductivity/temperature sensors will be extended from the present period of 1 month to 6 months or greater. After phase II an antibiofouling generic design will be available for general ocean instrument use.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Argos float salinity sensors at the ocean surface for satellite salinity calibration.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NOAA OOI program.
Replacement for antibiofouling ship's bottom paint.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Biological (see also Biological Health/Life Support)
Biomass Growth
Chemical/Environmental (see also Biological Health/Life Support)

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