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Correlation of mosquito wing-beat harmonics to aid in species classification and flight heading assessment
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Paper Abstract

Surveying disease vectors is currently excessively laborious for continuous and widespread monitoring. Wing beat modulation spectroscopy gives opportunity for species and sex recognition in electronic traps or mosquito target classification in lidar. We used a polarimetric dual-wavelength-band laboratory system to record kHz modulated backscattered light from insects. The system operates in the near and short-wave infrared at 808 nm and 1550 nm and retrieves both co- and depolarized light. Here we give clues on the harmonic content and covariance of four mosquito species and fruit flies. Further, we interpret the interdependence of harmonic strengths when insects transit the probe volume with random heading direction and provide correlation matrices for coherent and incoherent light. Using the obtained parameters, we demonstrate that species that are difficult to distinguish with microscope can be classified with high accuracy. The results are valuable for understanding wingbeat harmonics in relation to heading and valuable for optimal sensor design for disease vector surveillance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11075, Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V, 110750Q (22 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2527224
Show Author Affiliations
Samuel Jansson, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Alem Gebru, FaunaPhotonics (Denmark)
Rickard Ignell, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)
Jessica Abbott, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
Mikkel Brydegaard, Lund Univ. (Sweden)
FaunaPhotonics (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11075:
Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V
Arjen Amelink; Seemantini K. Nadkarni, Editor(s)

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