Marco Trincavelli, Silvia Coradeschi and Amy Loutfi
Odour classification system for continuous monitoring applications
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 58, Issue 2, 4 June 2009, pp. 265 - 273.
Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the classification performance of an electronic nose system, based on tin dioxide gas sensors. In contrast to previous studies, the electronic nose is mounted on a mobile platform and samples are analyzed using only transient information in the signals. The motivation behind this work is to explore the feasibility of using electronic nose devices for odour classification in a number of future application domains which require fast and possibly real-time odour identification. To perform transient based analysis of the signals, a comparative study of different methods for feature extraction was performed. Additionally, the application of a relevance vector machine classifier is explored to further analyze the classification performance based on quality of the obtained samples. The results presented in this study can be used for the development of electronic nose devices particularly suitable for environmental monitoring applications.
Keywords: Chemical sensors array, Odour classification, Mobile olfaction, Relevance Vector Machines.
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@ARTICLE{Trincavelli_etal:SNB:2009,
  AUTHOR = {Trincavelli, Marco and Coradeschi, Silvia and Loutfi, Amy},
  TITLE = {Odour classification system for continuous monitoring applications},
  JOURNAL = {Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical},
  YEAR = {2009},
  VOLUME = {58},
  ISSUE = {2},
  PAGES = {265 - 273}
  DOI = {10.1016/j.snb.2009.03.018}
}