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Qatar University College of Engineering Electrical Engineering Department

ELEC - 438 Selected Topics in Electronics
Instructor: Dr. Ahmed Massoud Teaching Assistant: Eng. Hamid M. Azani

Title: Electronic Nose
[Noor Alam Chowdhury], [200915342]

AC: 2013/2014

Fall 2013

Figure 1: Comparison of the human nose system and the e-nose system [1] Procedure Electronic nose system converts different gases that diffuse by the sample to signals. Figure 1 comparing the two systems. 1|P a ge . Gas sensors sense the gas and convert it to signal. researcher undergoes with different research and succeeded by converting it to electronic nose system. By observing the mammalian olfaction system of human. Figure 2 shows how the gas has been sensed by the sensor and the time response of the sensor.Introduction An electronic nose is a device intended to detect odors or flavors. If we look into details this signal actually is a time response of sensing the odorant. Different gas sensors are use for this conversion. Over the last decade "esensing" technologies have undergone important developments from a technical and commercial point of view.

ncbi. the metal insulator interface has to be accessible to the gas. In order for the physical changes in the sensor to occur. Lyons. MOSFET gas sensor will be described below. Harris and S. optical gas sensors and MOSFET gas sensors. Retrieved on October 6.M. such as hydrogen. a porous gas sensitive gate material is used to facilitate diffusion of gas into the material [1]. Identifying the purity of the material 2. Hazardous chemical agent detection References [1] 2|P a ge . intrinsically conducting polymer and metal oxide conductivity gas sensors. Some key feature of the MOSFET gas sensor:     Response time: 1ms to 300s Operating temperature: 50-300 degree Celsius Gate material: polymer Film thickness: 3-400nm (depending on the gas) Application of E-nose 1. E. MOSFET gas sensor works on the principle that the threshold voltage of the MOSFET sensor changes on interaction of the gate material. Clifford. Changes in the drain source current and the gate voltage have also been used as the response mechanisms for the MOSFET gas sensors as they are also affected by changes in the work function.nih.nlm. J.Figure 2: E-nose sensor response to an odorant [1] There are several gas sensor are used in E-nose like Conducting polymer composite. Moore. Arshak. 2013 from http://www. usually a catalytic metal. due to corresponding changes in the work functions of the metal and the oxide layers [1]. To test food and beverage quality 3. SAW and QCM piezoelectric gas sensors. Therefore. G. with certain gases. A review of gas sensors employed in electronic nose applications [2] Metal Oxide Sensors for Electronic Noses and Their Application to Food Analysis.