May 24, 2006 10:00am ? 5:00pm

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Accelerator mass spectrometry, or AMS, is a method of radiocarbon analysis where atoms of 14C contained in a sample are directly counted. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

10:00 AM
  • Welcome by James R. Luyten, Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Introduction to Massachusetts Business Connect by Ranch C. Kimball, Secretary of Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

10:30 AM
Technology Briefing 1:  Maritime Surveillance and Homeland Security  (partial list)
Moderator:  John Short, Engineering Fellow, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company
  • REMUS: An autonomous underwater vehicle developed at WHOI and capable of carrying a flexible sensor payload.  REMUS technology is licensed exclusively to Hydroid, Inc.
  • Underwater Imaging: By satisfying several industry standards, WHOI has produced a versatile line of still and motion cameras capable of operating over a variety of telemetry systems
  • Swimming Behavior Spectrometer: A simple and reliable instrument and method to detect the presence of toxic chemicals in drinking water supplies
  • Robotic System for Marine Applications That Mimic Animal Behavior in the Natural Environment.
12:00 PM
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Falkenrath
Sr. Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dr. Falkenrath is an expert in homeland and national security, intelligence policy, and global counterterrorism cooperation. He served in the white House from 2001-2004 in a variety of roles including Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and Deputy Assistant to the President.

1:30 PM
Technology Briefing 2: Deep Water Sensors, Networks and Communications (partial list).  Moderator:  Ram Gopalkrishnan, Engineering Manager, Shell International Exploration and Production, Inc. 
  • Optical Modem: Underwater instrument and method to send and receive broadband data via blue-green light between multiple fixed or moving platforms to a range of 100 meters
  • Cabled communication/power network control with “out of band” time and control signaling for use in underwater and other remote environments
  • Marine Mass Spectrometer: A highly sensitive, self calibrating and reliable chemical sensor for marine applications
  • Acoustic-Waveguide Sonar: A low-frequency sonar system that can survey 10,000 square-kilometer areas of the ocean, and image and continuously monitor large fish shoals, containing tens of millions of fish and covering many kilometers

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Networking Reception and Technology Displays
Located at the Rinehart Coastal Research Center on the Quissett Campus


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