Enabling High- and Low-molecular Weight AUV-based Chemical Analysis: Complementing Mass Spectrometry with Multichannel Time-resolved Fluorometry aboard the NEREUS/Odyssey

Lead Pi: Harold Hemond · 2/2009 - 1/2012

Project Personnel: Joseph Sinfield

Project number: 2009-R/RCM-25
Strategic Focus Area: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

The researchers will design, build, and demonstrate a highly capable AUV-based, optical system to characterize several important categories of high-molecular-weight compounds, complementing the capabilities of existing AUV-based sensors. This step toward comprehensive chemical sensing with AUVs will serve scientists, coastal managers, and others concerned with water quality.