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Topic Information Award/Contract Number Proposal Information Company Performance
Period
Award/Contract
Value
Abstract

H-SB04.2-003
Alternatives to Cl2 in Municipal Water Purification

NBCHC060008 0422003
(FY04.2 Phase II)
Interactive UV/Ozone as Interactive Disinfectants

Vortex Corporation
400 Prescott Lakes Parkway
Prescott, AZ 86301-6532

11/01/2005
to
10/31/2007
$749,987.00

Vortex Corporation, in partnership with the Water Quality Center and Prof Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona, proposes to address HSARPAs need for an effective replacement for chlorine in municipal water treatment. The proposed water disinfection system combines the synergistic effect of UV, Ozone and silver ions to produce drinking water to meet EPA requirements. In the Phase I program, a laboratory prototype device has been constructed and has been shown to meet or exceed EPA requirements for Primary and Secondary disinfection and Disinfection-by-product formation. In the Phase II, a larger scale, prototype system will be designed, built and tested on a group of homes at the Water Village at the University of Arizona. The Water Village, is an isolated group of homes with its own water treatment and water distribution system, Here, the prototype will be tested for its compliance with all EPA requirements; including Primary and Secondary Disinfection and Disinfection-by-Product Formation.

H-SB04.2-004
Wide-Area TIC Neutralization

NBCHC060010 0422010
(FY04.2 Phase II)
A Novel Wide-area TIC Neutralization Technology

Synergistic Advanced Technologies LLC
8987 East Tanque Verde Road
Suite 292B
Tucson, AZ 85749-9610

11/07/2005
to
11/06/2007
$749,287.00

Current methods of decontamination have shortcomings regarding their deployment. Cost of storage, requirement of personal protective equipment during its employment, related damage to substrates it is applied to, and clean-up costs are some relevant examples. This project aims to develop a wide-area TIC neutralization technology based on nanoparticles of mixed metal oxides and electrochemical methods. All components of the material are non-toxic, non-corrosive, thus this product is safe to use, and is friendly to the environment. This technology will provide an efficient means to neutralize chemicals and it will be easy to apply and will be cost effective. The proposed Phase II effort will build on the concept feasibility demonstrated in the Phase I work. In the Phase II, the formulation of the material and the operation mode of the TIC neutralization technology will be optimized, typical neutralization protocols will be developed, and commercially viable laboratory lab-scale demonstration will be conducted. This technology will benefit various government departments in their efforts against chemical terrorism. Commercial applications include treatment of chemical spills due to accidents at sites of industrial production and chemical storage facilities, and in transportation and distribution operations.

H-SB05.2-002
UNCOOPERATIVE VEHICLE STOPPING USING NON-LETHAL METHODS

NBCHC070055 0522002
(FY05.2 Phase II)
Non Lethal Vehicle Stopping Technology

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation
6105 S. Ash Ave.
Suite A3
Tempe, AZ 85283-5626

03/07/2007
to
01/06/2010
$750,000.00

Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA) has developed a new stopping technology that is compact, scalable, and easily deployable. None of the current mechanical vehicle stopping technologies meet the requirements for small, portable highly effective vehicle-stopping devices. Mechanical stopping technologies must consider the kinetic energy of the vehicle being stopped. This means a large large truck can potentially exhibit more than 10 times the energy of a small passenger car and a stopping device must work over this broad range of kinetic energies. Our research has indicated that current vehicle stopping technologies place the user in danger during deployment. ESA has developed a device that is a significant improvement over current technologies in that it is not as sensitive to the kinetic energy of the entire moving vehicle and is deployable from a safe distance. Our innovation is a portable, lightweight, inexpensive device that can be readily deployed and remotely activated by ground-based personnel or from helicopters. Our innovation does rely on stopping the vehicle by completely ensnaring it or flattening the tires rather, our device stops the vehicle by ensnaring the smaller, lower kinetic energy, rotating components in the undercarriage and rendering them immobile thus immobilizing the entire vehicle.

H-SB06.2-005
3-D VISUALIZATION SYSTEM TO SHOW FIRST RESPONDERS AND ASSETS WITHIN BUILDING STRUCTURES IN URBAN AREAS FOR SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

NBCHC080076 0622009
(FY06.2 Phase II)
3D Building Visualization Tool for Incident Commanders

Kutta Technologies, Inc
2075 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85027-1219

04/21/2008
to
09/20/2011
$524,613.67

In this proposal, Kutta capitalizes on existing DOD investments and its own 2D and 3D visualization tools, and leverages the world-renowned computer graphics department at Arizona State University (ASU). This prior work experience and knowledge allows the team to build a resource and asset tracking tool for incident commanders with powerful 2D and 3D visualization capabilities. Kutta and its prestigious partners, including ASU and the entire Tempe, Arizona Fire Department, use a proven software engineering methodology to derive the set of functionality and built-in features for the visualization tool. Based upon the functionality assessment, Kutta leverages its experience in architecting and designing highly-reliable, component-based, software with very user friendly interfaces to build a prototype device. At the end of the Phase II effort, Kutta delivers a working prototype system that utilizes our intuitive user interface, 2D/3D visualization of building assets, and first responders using positioning from integrated sensor information.