Accession Number:

ADA537002

Title:

Feasibility Study for a Compact, Multi-Purpose Bioluminescence Detector

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INST INC FORT PIERCE FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

My research objectives involve determining how low light phenomena, both bioluminescence and solar radiation below 200 meters, influence the distribution and behavior of marine organisms. The objective is to test the feasibility of developing a low-cost, compact bioluminescence detector based on the design principles used to develop the High Intake Defined Excitation Bathyphotometers HIDEX-BP Widder et al., 1993. Specifically the design requirements are 1 defined excitation in order to quantify the stimulus, 2 high flow rates in order to improve sampling statistics, and 3 a long residence time capable of measuring an entire flash.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE