The Wave Inertial Measurement Sensor (WIMS) is a low-cost, low power consumption device measuring wave motion, height, period, and direction.
UV Anti-fouling Inventors: Norm Farr, Clifford Pontbriand, Timothy PetersPublication No. US9235048 B2 Overview: An improved method using a light source for reducing the bio-fouling and accumulation of biofilms on optically transparent surfaces of marine equipment without manual scrubbing to maintain visual and operational integrity for accurate sensor readings and communications. Technology: This invention uses an LED…
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.
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.
The Microplastics Sensor differentiates between plastic and non-plastic particles in a liquid sample in a real-time, flow-through microplastics sensor. The sensor can make rapid detections in minutes without the possibility of contaminating the sample and has proven potential for development into a real-time, in-situ, low-cost microplastics sensor
A low-drag, flow-aligning profiler that pivots both horizontally and vertically to orient with the incident current flow to minimize drag. Enabling longer deployment times and significantly improved data acquisition.
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.
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
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 Channelized Optical System (CHANOS) uses a modular design that is capable of making simultaneous spectrophotometric measurements of seawater DIC and pH.
Automated Ground Water Seepage & Toxicity Meter Inventor: Matthew Charette Publication No. US7637168 B2 Overview: Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) can carry nutrients and pollutants into salt marshes, coastal waters, bays, coral reefs and other vulnerable areas potentially leading to environmental problems including eutrophication and the deterioration of the natural ecology. The study of the flow,…
AutoBOD-2 technology brings reagent-free, real-time BOD measurement and process control capability to the wastewater treatment arena, providing data for control of aeration for optimal digestion.