A Continuously Calibrated Seafloor Pressure Gauge
Tech ID: 19920 / UC Case 2008-236-0
Technology DescriptionThis invention provides an improved pressure gauge for deep ocean instruments that are used to monitor oil deposits below the ocean floor. State-of-the-art gauges use a quartz-based pressure gauge that experiences anomalous calibration drift, which compromises the readings. The invention implements a self calibrating function in real-time so that the drift component is removed and only true changes in sea-floor pressure are reported. This is useful when studying tectonic plate activity and oil deposit settlement/shift or heave.
State Of DevelopmentThis invention has been prototyped and is ready for commercialization. Co-development opportunities are also of interest.