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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 
Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Man Overboard Recovery Device (U.S. Patent Pending)

The NOAA Man Overboard Device allows a single rescuer to attach a lifting harness to an unresponsive victim who is unable to assist in their own rescue.  That is the most significant advantage that our device has over existing rescue devices. Our device does not require the rescuer to enter the water to assist the victim. I feel that any vessel equipped with both a Life Sling and our device can recover an MOB in almost any situation. 

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deepwater Lionfish Trap (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA scientists have developed two new trap designs that can target invasive lionfish in deep water and reduce negative effects on native species that are ecologically, recreationally, or commercially important. 
ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ONav and GeoPixel™: Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA engineers have created a heads-up navigation display for pilots for coastal imagery acquisition, “ONav.”  The system combines a real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) stream along with image collection metadata from the on-board cameras to generate vector overlays the pilots can use to easily navigate, track progress, and ensure full coverage of the survey area greatly improving survey efficiency.
Flexible PIT Antenna System

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Flexible PIT Antenna System

NOAA has developed a flexible antenna system for collecting data form PIT-tagged fish.  The system is flexible, scalable, easy to deploy, and can be used in both fixed and towed applications.
Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Oscillating/Tidal Biological Filtration System (U.S. Patent Pending)

NOAA engineers have recently developed an innovative biological filtration system for aquaculture and aquarium usage that is inexpensive, simple to set up, scalable, and best of all, is self-cleaning.
iGage:  A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

iGage: A Cost Effective Instrument for Measuring River Height and Snow Depth

The iGage is a low-cost, portable, rapidly deployable sonar instrument for providing river stage and snow depth information.  Developed by NOAA for remote field use in Alaska, the iGage is lightweight, durable, and compact, measuring just 5” x 7” x 3”.  The device is solar-powered so it requires no existing site power and can be boom-mounted to a variety of fixed platforms.
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