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Environmental Monitoring

Wave Inertial Measurement Sensor (WIMS)

The Wave Inertial Measurement Sensor (WIMS) is a low-cost, low power consumption device measuring wave motion, height, period, and direction.

Water Supply Toxicity Screening System

Water Supply Toxicity Screening System is a low-cost, near real-time, broad-spectrum biological method used for screening toxins in water supplies, performing toxicity reductions evaluations, identification of point and non-point source pollution, pesticides in soil, and pharmaceutical irritant testing. The assay requires no chemistry or reagents, has little or no turn-around time for results.

UV Anti-fouling

UV Anti-fouling Inventors: Norm Farr, Clifford Pontbriand, Timothy Peters Publication 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…

Submersible Bioluminescence Detector

The Submersible Bioluminescence Detector is a compact, expendable bathyphotometer system that senses bioluminescence at the depth at which it occurs. Its design is significantly smaller, sturdier, and less expensive than traditional marine photometers.

SeaSalt Optical Calibrator

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.

Midwater Oil Sampler

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.

Microplastics Detection & Identification

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

LRAUV Response System for Under Ice Oil Spill Mapping

LRAUV Response System for Under Ice Oil Spill Mapping Inventors: Amy Kukulya, Daniel Gomez-Ibanez Intellectual Property: Patent Pending   Overview: The Arctic has been established as the newest frontier for oil. However, limited accessibility inhibits effective responses to accurately map spilled oil at any given time. Most remote sensing techniques for oil detection in ice-covered…

Hydraulic Boundary Measurement System

The Hydraulic Boundary Measurement System is a low-power, in-situ sensor that takes automatic and continuous measurements. The data collected through measures can be stored locally or transmitted wirelessly. In addition, low-power components allow deployment lengths of 6 months or more.

CPICS Submersible Darkfield Microscope

The Continuous Particle Imaging and Classification System (CPICS) employs a telecentric lens to produce a maximal depth of field, generating images with the same magnification throughout. In the system’s open-flow approach to water sampling, the plankton and particle structures being photographed remain entirely intact, generating unprecedented results in the in situ aquatic microscopy of plankton and particles in seawater, freshwater, and laboratory samples.

Compact Dissolved Methane and Gas Sensor

Compact Dissolved Methane and Gas Sensor Inventors: Jason Kapit, Anna Michel Intellectual Property: Patent Pending Overview: Industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications require the determination of dissolved gas concentrations. The most common measurement forms are gases in gas phases and aqueous states. The most common measurement method is absorption spectroscopy because of the high sensitivity and…

CHANOS Marine Carbonate Detection Instrument

The Channelized Optical System (CHANOS) uses a modular design that is capable of making simultaneous spectrophotometric measurements of seawater DIC and pH.