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Real-time determination and suppression of bio-aerosol constituents
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We describe algorithm development for a trigger system for bio-aerosol detection using bulk collection of aerosols. Two key problems inherent to any system which collects or probes a volume of air are presented - the "mixture" problem and the "spike" problem. We describe a background suppression and detection algorithm and show why knowledge of background endmembers is important. We present an endmember selection algorithm and show examples. Integrating these two algorithms solves both the mixture and spike problems and has applications to both bio-aerosol point detectors which collect samples from a volume of air, and to bio-aerosol stand-off detectors which probe a column of air.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6378, Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring II, 637814 (25 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684756
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Philip D. Henshaw, Sparta, Inc. (United States)
Pierre C. Trepagnier, Sparta, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6378:
Chemical and Biological Sensors for Industrial and Environmental Monitoring II
Steven D. Christesen; Arthur J. Sedlacek III; James B. Gillespie; Kenneth J. Ewing, Editor(s)

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