Accession Number:

ADA621032

Title:

Evaluation of Anti-fouling Materials for Optical Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS Evaluate biocides and application techniques for optical sensors that will be optically valid and maintenance-free when exposed in marine-estuarine environments for periods ranging from weeks to months. Materials must be cost-effective, clandestine, and exhibit low toxicity directly and indirectly to humans, terrestrial, and marine life. OBJECTIVES Identify candidate biocides and obtain commercially available materials. Perform laboratory and littoral exposures with microscopic evaluation of fouling at intervals up to 3 months. Verify optical sensing performance of successful biocide-impregnatedcoated candidates from initial exposures. This work is supported by ONR Biological Oceanography.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE