Frontier Technology has been awarded a follow-on Enhancement Phase contract with the United State Air Force to expand capabilities of Water Contamination Monitoring System (WCMS)
Frontier Technology has been awarded a follow-on Enhancement Phase contract with the United State Air Force to expand capabilities of Water Contamination Monitoring System (WCMS) developed over the past 15 months in the initial Prototype Phase of the Water Monitoring Information Services Support Contract.
FTI recently demonstrated the prototype Water Contaminant Monitoring System to the Air Force and Water Districts. During the Prototype effort FTI was responsible to design, procure, install, test, and demonstrate Initial Operational Capability (IOC) of the overall system. This included close coordination with selected California Water Districts and Industry experts to develop an architecture and prototype Event Detection System Software that would provide rapid detection of contaminants in drinking water. "We were very pleased with the results of our overall system and software IOC demonstration to our customer and look forward to enhancing system capabilities in the next phase" says Curtiss Stahl, FTI's VP of the Integrated solutions Group. "We are seeing very positive results of our software as we continue development testing with our Water Districts."
The United States Government believes that urban areas, with their large populations, present the most attractive targets to those who would intentionally contaminate drinking water supplies. Timely detection and/or prediction of drinking water contamination are critically important in protecting, life, health and the economy. California’s drinking water systems span thousands of miles of streams, rivers, reservoirs, treatment facilities, pipelines and local distribution networks all of which are vulnerable to the accidental or intentional introduction of contaminants.
FTI's primary objective of the Enhancement Phase of the project is to expand and integrate additional contamination detection technology within the existing operational Water District sites with the Water Utilities involved in the project to enhance and test the event detection capabilities of the system. The Enhancement Phase will require research and testing new sensor and analysis technology and analyze its impact within the Water Contaminant Monitoring System and the Event Detection System. Additionally, analyze new and enhanced network technologies to determine if improvements upon speed, security, and reliability of data transport from remote Water District sites.