Accession Number:

ADA555149

Title:

Integration of an Emerging Highly Sensitive Optical CO2 Sensor for Ocean Monitoring on an Existing Data Acquisition System SeaKeeper 1000(TM)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE