Sensor Fouling Compensation
Inventor: Samuel Laney
Serial #: PCT/US2013/057951
Applications: A proprietary sensor degradation assessment and correction system for use with marine sensors subject to bio-fouling (i.e. accumulation of biomaterial such as microorganisms and plants) to make adjustments for degradation of the sensor caused by exposure to the surrounding environment.
Technology: The technology may be used with any sensor involving an emitter, a detector, and a transmission element for directing a signal from the emitter to the detector. Based on bio-fouling-induced changes in signal strength relative to a reference signal, sensor output is adjusted to compensate for signal degradation. The system can also control antifouling by using antifouling systems such as scrubbers or UV lights.