The Optical Plankton Counter was developed at the University of South Florida’s Center for Ocean Technology (COT).

Project Summary

Industry

Marine Science

Location

University of South Florida

Business Situation

The University of South Florida’s Center for Ocean Technology developed the Optical Plankton Counter for sampling and data analysis.

Technical Situation

The College of Marine Science needed help developing sensory designs and systems for signal processing.

Solution

Occam Technology Group performed firmware design and development of analog sensor conditioning and digital signal processing. 

Benefits

We developed the DLS2, Dual Laser Light Sheet, optical plankton countertop to provide real-time sampling, histogram generation, and data manipulation of plankton size, velocity, equivalent spherical diameter, peak size, and time stamp at rates up to 50KHz.

Services

  • Design engineering
  • Firmware engineering
  • Sensory Development

Sensory Development for the Optical Plankton Counter 

The University of South Florida’s Center of Ocean Technology approached Occam Technology Group for help designing the Optical Plankton Counter. This development used real-time sampling, histogram generation, and data manipulation of plankton size, velocity, equivalent spherical diameter, peak size, and time stamp at rates up to 50KHz. Occam Technology Group performed design and development of control firmware for the DLS2, Dual Laser Light Sheet, optical plankton counter.