Integration of an Emerging Highly Sensitive Optical CO2 Sensor for Ocean Monitoring on an Existing Data Acquisition System SeaKeeper 1000(TM)
Annual rept. 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE
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The objectives of this document are 1 Meet the challenging requirements for ocean pCO2 monitoring using an innovative sensor design based on high sensitivity fluorescence detection 2 Assemble the system with low-cost optics and electronics in order to make it affordable enough target cost 1,000 to be deployed in greater numbers 3 Make the entire system drift and calibration free by perfecting a patch renewal process using an innovative microfluidics-based approach 4 Integrate the system into an existing platform system, the Seakeeper 1000 , to leverage already proven deployment systems readily amenable to autonomous operation 5 Test the reliability and robustness of the prototype system in the lab and open waters with our partners NOAA and Seakeepers International and 6 Commercialize sensors with our industrial partner Fluorometrix Corporation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Optical Detection and Detectors