Patent Number: 8,718,939

Title: Method and apparatus for three dimensional dynamic measurements in water system

Abstract: Techniques for measuring one or more physical properties of a water system. A measurement platform is positioned at a first location of a given water system, wherein the measurement platform comprises a plurality of sensor devices distributed over a three dimensional space and configured to acquire data relating to one or more physical properties of the water system. A first set of measurement data is acquired from the water system at the first location via at least a portion of the plurality of sensor devices of the measurement platform. The measurement platform is moved along a predetermined path to at least a second location in the water system. At least a second set of measurement data is acquired from the water system at the second location via at least a portion of the plurality of sensor devices of the measurement platform.

Inventors: Hamann; Hendrik F. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Klein; Levente I. (Tuckahoe, NY), Stepanchuk; Andriy (Wappingers Falls, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G01V 3/00 (20060101); G01V 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018