Solid state analyzers for marine research
Lead Scientist: Hans Jannasch/Ken Johnson
Lead Engineer/Project Manager: Paul McGill
It is generally recognized that current methods of chemical analyses
are too cumbersome and expensive to obtain data with the spatial and
temporal resolution required to study the natural spatial and temporal
variability of chemical distributions within the ocean. This project uses
recent advances in Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) to develop
miniature general purpose fluid handling systems and chemical analyzers on
a silicon/PVC/glass wafers that can be used at any depth within the ocean.
This project represents
MBARIís effort to play a role in their development and to ensure
reliable systems for oceanographic applications.