Accession Number:

ADA633052

Title:

Laser Sensor Development for Fluorescence Detection of Plastics and other Anthropogenic Compounds Dissolved in Seawater

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to build and deploy a highly sensitive, in situ AUV-mounted instrument optimized for distinguishing natural colored dissolved organic matter CDOM in seawater as well as locating and identifying plastic and rubber-coated objects, such as mines, in the water column and buried within the seafloor. Oceanographic applications include UV-vis spectral characterization of dissolved and particulate phytoplankton fluorescence for remote sensing, plume tracking, and pollution applications. The multi-channel UV laser-induced fluorescence sensor MUVLIFS will ultimately be integrated and deployed on an autonomous underwater vehicle AUV to enhance strategic and oceanographic applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plastics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE