Research / Research

OIL DETECTION AND THICKNESS ESTIMATION UNDER/IN ICE BASED ON ELECTRICAL CAPACITANCE TOMOGRAPHY (ECT)

Project Number
1121
Program
Progress Date
12/18/2020
Category
Performing Activity
Principal Investigator
Dr. Imad H. Elhajj
Contracting Agency
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Contract Award Value
$392,685.00
Estimated Completion Date
03/22/2022
Description

This project will study and test the Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) sensor to detect oil in/under ice. For oil detection and thickness estimation under/in ice, where the access to the imaged region is limited to above its surface, AUB proposes a planar sensor design where the electrodes are mounted on a single plane and placed at a relatively close distance above the ice surface. 
The project deliverables include: prototype remote sensor/algorithms; bi-monthly Progress Reports; final report; and conference and refereed journal articles. The prototype remote sensor/algorithms will be delivered at the end of the project. 

Latest progress update

AUB started developing ECT sensor and is working with Ohmsett staff to ship crude oil to AUB's lab.

Status
In Progress
Peer Review Status
N/A