Test and Calibrate micro-spectrophotometer (STS Series Ocean Optics) for fluorescence readings on water and further develop its’ waterproof housing. Currently the STS sensor runs with a Raspberry Pi (Linux board), and can be auto-calibrated to perform reflectance and fluorescence readings. The device also can link wirelessly via ZigBee radio communication (2.4G), but now needs a student with an interest in spectroscopy to setup the sensor for field deployment. The project finalizes when the node located in Lake Galletly reads reliably the concentrations of algae/Phytoplankton.

Location: Gatton campus

Supervisor: Professor Kim Bryceson

Project members

Professor Kim Bryceson

Honorary Professor
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences