Mixed Odor Classification for QCM Sensor Data by Neural Networks

  • Sigeru OmatuEmail author
  • Hideo Araki
  • Toru Fujinaka
  • Michifumi Yoshioka
  • Hiroyuki Nakazumi
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 151)


Compared with metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors, quarts crystal microbalance (QCM) sensors are sensitive for odors. Using an array of QCM sensors, we measure mixed odors and classify them into an original odor class before mixing based on neural networks. For simplicity we consider the case that two kinds of odor are mixed since more than two becomes too complex to analize the classification results. We have used eight sensors and four kinds of odor are used as the original odors. The neural network used here is a conventional layered neural network. The classification is acceptable although the perfect classification could not been achieved.


odor feature vector neural networks separation of mixed gasses odor classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sigeru Omatu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hideo Araki
    • 2
  • Toru Fujinaka
    • 3
  • Michifumi Yoshioka
    • 4
  • Hiroyuki Nakazumi
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringOsaka Institute of TechnologyOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyOsaka Institute of TechnologyHirakataJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringOsaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  5. 5.Faculty of EngineeringOsaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan

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