A self-propelled apparatus for analyzing a component contained in a fluid medium. The self-propelled apparatus uses kinetic energy of the apparatus to drive a fluid under analysis through the apparatus. This is accomplished by use of a conveyance system that is attached to the analytical system of the apparatus. A sensor system is used to analyze the component collected within the confines of an analysis chamber, a part of the analysis system. The invention also includes a method of using the analytical apparatus.
Fries, David P.; Janowiak, Michelle L.; Steimle, George; and Broadbent, Heather A., "Self-propelled sensor apparatus for in situ analysis of enviromental parameters" (2013). USF Patents. 276.
University of South Florida