Automation of Dimming in Growth Chamber Studies

Spectrum Optimization and Plant Sensing

The Contractor (Rensselaer) shall collect one year of baseline data on hourly changes in sunlight spectrum (wavelength composition) and irradiance in a greenhouse The greenhouse shall be a glass greenhouse located at Cornell University that does not have supplemental lighting. The LESA spectral acquisition system (spectroradiometer) shall be calibrated by Contractor (Rensselaer) prior to installation and connected to a datalogging system. The Contractor (Cornell) shall monitor the spectral acquisition a minimum of three times weekly to ensure the system has power and is logging hourly data. The data shall be transmitted by the Contractor (Cornell) to the Contractor (Rensselaer) electronically once weekly.