Accession Number : AD0784104

Title :   Oil-on-Water Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Final engineering rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS EQUIPMENT GROUP

Personal Author(s) : McCormack,Kent ; Fournier,Gerald ; Knight,William

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 206

Abstract : The Oil-on-Water Sensor system detects the presence of oil on water by emitting a wideband IR pulse and receiving reflections at two narrow spectral bands. Theory of operation is based on differences in the reflectance of water and oil at these narrow spectral bands. Ratio detection minimizes effects of surface wave action. This final report explains the principles of sensing, describes and explains the prototype equipment, and describes construction details of the Oil-on-Water Sensor. Finally, the report outlines the testing program that was used and provides data from these tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Oil spills, *Infrared detectors, *Remote detectors, Water pollution, Prototypes, Test methods, Infrared detection, Reflectance, Performance(Engineering), Optical equipment, Circuits, Experimental data, Fabrication

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE