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Sensor Fouling Compensation

Inventor:  Samuel Laney

Overview: A proprietary sensor degradation assessment and correction system for use with marine sensors subject to bio-fouling (i.e. accumulation of biomaterial such as microorganisms and plants) to make adjustments for degradation of the sensor caused by exposure to the surrounding environment.

Technology: The technology may be used with any sensor involving an emitter, a detector, and a transmission element for directing a signal from the emitter to the detector. Based on bio-fouling-induced changes in signal strength relative to a reference signal, sensor output is adjusted to compensate for signal degradation. The system can also control antifouling by using antifouling systems such as scrubbers or UV lights.

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The Office for Technology Transfer

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Phone: (508) 289-3447