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Ocean-Monitoring Technologies

MIT Researchers Have Created a Battery=Free Underwater Sensor

— August 30, 2019 — Tech
Researchers from MIT have developed an underwater sensor that is able to operate without a battery as well as transmit information. MIT indicates that the underwater sensor could be implemented to monitor ocean temperatures and keep track of ocean life, all while not needing to allocate resources into the equipment. Previously, equipment for those projects would rely on power sources to be operated.

The system is able to use a transmitter that puts out information underwater using soundwaves. The soundwaves then travel to another sensor that has a receiver and are also able to send back information.

The MIT researchers are now looking to expand the project to cover longer distances. Low-resolution images could also be transmitted in the future.
Trend Themes
1. Battery-free Underwater Sensors - Opportunities for companies to develop more cost-effective and eco-friendly alternatives for ocean-monitoring technologies.
2. Wireless Underwater Transmission - Potential for disruptive innovation in the field of marine communication technologies.
3. Expansion of Ocean-monitoring Systems - Opportunities for companies to develop and market more advanced and comprehensive ocean-monitoring solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Marine Technology - Companies in the marine technology industry can leverage battery-free underwater sensors to develop new products and services.
2. Environmental Monitoring - Environmental monitoring companies can use wireless underwater transmission to improve ocean life monitoring and conservation.
3. Telecommunications - Wireless underwater transmission can create new opportunities for telecommunications industry players to expand their offerings into marine communication technologies.
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