Technologies Available for Licensing
- Environmental Technologies
- Ocean Robotics
- Ocean Sensors & Equipment
The Acoustic Telescope further expands remote deepwater exploration. The Telescope uses six hydrophones to listen to the ambient sound generated in biological, geophysical, meteorological events, and oceanographic and anthropogenic processes and activities.
The Rapid Seeding Spool is effectively designed to reduce operation and labor costs in maricultural farming. The spool uses two thrusters to propel and evenly rotate around the seed string at a specified number of wraps per distance.
The SeaSalt Optical Calibrator is an integrated, low-cost fixture designed for in-orbit calibrations to maintain proper temperatures and reduce pixel distortion. The Calibrator can be easily installed in CubeSats and other small, low-cost satellites.
A vision-based, feed tracking system. The system monitors fish pre- and post-satiation, automatically characterizing fish behavior and size and adapting feed schedules depending on the conditions detected.
The Dissolved Gas Sensor supports field-portable, in-situ, and bench-top measurements. The sensor can measure dissolved gases in liquids using only milliliters of the sample and produce a sample analysis time of only minutes. In addition, using a hollow-core fiber optic sensor allows analysis to be simple, robust, and conducted with a compact configuration.
The Wave Inertial Measurement Sensor (WIMS) is a low-cost, low power consumption device measuring wave motion, height, period, and direction.
A reusable, quick-release system mechanism that can operate with or without conductive seawater, allowing seismographic research in saltwater and freshwater. In addition, the releasee utilizes less power than traditional burn wires, generating a release time of less than a few seconds, and can be reused during the same survey – saving time, money, and power.
The Midwater Oil Sampler advanced autonomy in oil spill management. The sampler utilizes new autonomous vehicle behaviors, developed by the inventors, to support rapid response management.
This technology is a novel Brushless DC (BLDC) motor system. The design is intended to decouple the torque constant from the speed constant in the BLDC motor system. This allows efficient torque and speed to be independent. The system couples two BLDC motors to a single shaft, with the first motor optimized for torque and coupled via a sprag bearing clutch. The second motor is optimized for speed and is directly coupled to the shaft. The outcome is a motor that is efficient over a large operating range