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Point detection of threat aerosols: basic considerations and status
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Paper Abstract

For airborne threats or hazards, the development of point detection capability for materials that are inherently aerosols is principally an issue concerned with determining aerosol composition. The utility of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves to clarify tradeoffs between the probability of detection, and probability of false positive classification will be discussed, as well as the application of confusion matrix description of data feature separation. Examples will be taken from ongoing optical imaging and spectroscopy efforts to illustrate the connection between parameters such as discrimination, sensitivity, and response time made on an individual sample basis, to potential overall system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5585, Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense II, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.571316
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Jay-Kuo D. Igloo Eversole, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5585:
Chemical and Biological Point Sensors for Homeland Defense II
Arthur J. Sedlacek; Steven D. Christesen; Tuan Vo-Dinh; Roger J. Combs, Editor(s)

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