Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition

Michael C. Burl, Brian C. Sisk, Thomas P. Vaid, Nathan S Lewis

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Abstract

The vapor classification performance of arrays of conducting polymer composite vapor detectors has been evaluated as a function of the number and type of detectors in an array. Quantitative performance comparisons were facilitated by challenging a collection of detector arrays with vapor discrimination tasks that were sufficiently difficult that at least some of the arrays did not exhibit perfect classification ability for all of the tasks of interest. For nearly all of the discrimination tasks investigated in this work, classification performance either increased or did not significantly decrease as the number of chemically different detectors in the array increased. Any given subset of the full array of detectors, selected because it yielded the best classification performance at a given array size for one particular task, was invariably outperformed by a different subset of detectors, and by the entire array, when used in at least one other vapor discrimination task. Arrays of detectors were nevertheless identified that yielded robust discrimination performance between compositionally close mixtures of 1-propanol and 2-propanol, n-hexane and n-heptane, and meta-xylene and para-xylene, attesting to the excellent analyte classification performance that can be obtained through the use of such semi-selective vapor detector arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ.T. Broach, R S Harmon, G J Dobeck
Pages520-531
Number of pages12
Volume4742
EditionII
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 1 2002Apr 5 2002

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OtherProceedings of the 2002 Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/1/024/5/02

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Carbon black
Vapors
vapors
Detectors
composite materials
carbon
detectors
Composite materials
polymers
Polymers
Chemical analysis
discrimination
Propanol
Xylene
xylene
set theory
Conducting polymers
Heptane
Hexane
conducting polymers

Keywords

  • Detector array size
  • Vapor detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Burl, M. C., Sisk, B. C., Vaid, T. P., & Lewis, N. S. (2002). Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition. In J. T. Broach, R. S. Harmon, & G. J. Dobeck (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (II ed., Vol. 4742, pp. 520-531) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479125

Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition. / Burl, Michael C.; Sisk, Brian C.; Vaid, Thomas P.; Lewis, Nathan S.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / J.T. Broach; R S Harmon; G J Dobeck. Vol. 4742 II. ed. 2002. p. 520-531.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Burl, MC, Sisk, BC, Vaid, TP & Lewis, NS 2002, Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition. in JT Broach, RS Harmon & GJ Dobeck (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. II edn, vol. 4742, pp. 520-531, Proceedings of the 2002 Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, Orlando, FL, United States, 4/1/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479125
Burl MC, Sisk BC, Vaid TP, Lewis NS. Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition. In Broach JT, Harmon RS, Dobeck GJ, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. II ed. Vol. 4742. 2002. p. 520-531 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479125
Burl, Michael C. ; Sisk, Brian C. ; Vaid, Thomas P. ; Lewis, Nathan S. / Classification performance of carbon black-polymer composite vapor detector arrays as a function of array size and detector composition. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / J.T. Broach ; R S Harmon ; G J Dobeck. Vol. 4742 II. ed. 2002. pp. 520-531
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