Wireless Interface Modules for Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Communications
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111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
R. David Rauh
AbstractThe overall goal of this project will be to develop an automated sampling and chemical analysis system that can be used for detecting trace concentration of explosives in marine environments. Such an analysis system can be integrated into a smallautonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and employed for the identification and mapping of unexploded ordnance in bodies of water. Phase I will involve the design and fabrication of a prototype pre-concentration sampling instrument based on solid-phasemicroextraction (SPME). The prototype sampling instrument will automate the steps involved in the SPME sampling (extraction and desorption) and will be designed so that it can be easily interfaced with existing analytical methods for detecting explosives.The proposed design will utilize miniaturized components to achieve a compact, rugged sampling system that can be easily integrated in AUVs.The development of an autonomous underwater sampling and chemical analysis system for explosives will be bothbeneficial to the military and commercial sectors. An underwater explosive analysis system will be particularly advantageous to the Navy because it will provide an advance warning to naval vessels of the presence of mines in the surrounding area. This isimportant because it will then allow naval personnel to perform appropriate countermeasure actions. In the commercial sector, the underwater explosive system will also be important for environmental monitoring applications as well as in law enforcement.
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