FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Transcend Engineering Presents PRISMS Poster at AGU 2014
Transcend Engineering founder and Chief Scientist, Stephen Farrington traveled recently to the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco to present research on Transcend’s "Profile Resolving In Situ Soil Moisture Sensor" (PRISMS). PRISMS uses time domain reflectometry to measure in situ soil moisture content in continuous spatial profile.
The ability to acquire time series measurements of in situ soil moisture in continuous profile has long been desired in numerous applications ranging from waste site remediation monitoring to dam and levee health surveillance, early warning of landslide potential to improved irrigation management, as well as monitoring of land-atmosphere interactions for input to climate models.
The poster, authored by Farrington, Transcend Engineering Principal Investigator Neal Van Wyck, and collaborator Kenneth Hurst Williams of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, detailed the 2014 deployment and testing of PRISMS at U.S. DOE environmental field research station in Rifle, CO, and was well received by current and prospective commercialization partners, collaborators, users and customers.
A copy of the 2014 AGU poster can be downloaded at http://www.transcendengineering.com/prisms.html
PRISMS was developed under DOE Award DE-SC0009646, administered by the Office of Science, Chicago, U.S. DOE Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Program Manager Rickey C. Petty.
Transcend Engineering develops innovations in sensing and instrumentation for geotechnical, oceanographic, atmospheric, transportation, and security uses. They are located in Bethel, Vermont.