CANARY event detection software receives 2010 R&D 100 Award


R&D Magazine announced on July 8th that the CANARY software is a winner of a 2010 R&D 100 Award. The R&D 100 Awards are given annually to the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. Additional information on the R&D Awards is available at:

CANARY was developed to meet a national security need specified in Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 9 (HSPD-9) to "...develop robust, comprehensive, and fully coordinated surveillance and monitoring systems for...water quality that provides early detection and awareness of disease, pest, or poisonous agents.". CANARY CANARY directly addresses this national mandate by providing advanced techniques for the continuous monitoring of water quality within municipal distribution networks and real-time notification of adverse changes in water quality.

CANARY is designed to work with sensor hardware and SCADA systems already in place at most water distribution networks. CANARY continuously analyzes water quality data (e.g., pH, Chlorine, Temperature, etc.) from these sensors and alerts the utility operators of any unexpected change in water quality. CANARY has been developed by Sandia National Laboratories in partnership with the U.S. EPA National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC).

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