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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 biofouling.  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.

Technology: Based on biofouling-induced  changes in signal l strength relative to a reference signal, sensor output is adjusted to compensate for signal degradation. The system can also control anti-fouling by using antifouling systems such as scrubbers or UV lights.

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Last updated: October 28, 2014