By Topic

SnO2 gas sensing array for combustible and explosive gas leakage recognition

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Lee, Dae-Sik ; Bio-MEMS Team, Electron. & Telecommun. Res. Inst. (ETRI), Taejon, South Korea ; Duk-Dong Lee ; Sang-Woo Ban ; Minho Lee
more authors

A gas-sensing array with ten different SnO2 sensors was fabricated on a substrate for the purpose of recognizing various kinds and quantities of indoor combustible gas leakages, such as methane, propane, butane, LPG, and carbon monoxide, within their respective threshold limit value (TLV) and lower explosion limit (LEL) range. Nano-sized sensing materials with high surface areas were prepared by coprecipitating SnCl4 with Ca and Pt, while the sensing patterns of the SnO2-based sensors were differentiated by utilizing different additives. The sensors in the sensor array were designed to produce a uniform thermal distribution along with a high and differentiated sensitivity and reproducibility for low concentrations below 100 ppm. Using the sensing signals of the array, an electronic nose system was then applied to classify and identify simple/mixed explosive gas leakages. A gas pattern recognizer was implemented using a neuro-fuzzy network and multi-layer neural network, including an error-back-propagation learning algorithm. Simulation and experimental results confirmed that the proposed gas recognition system was effective in identifying explosive and hazardous gas leakages. The electronic nose in conjunction with a neuro-fuzzy network was also implemented using a digital signal processor (DSP).

Published in:

Sensors Journal, IEEE  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 3 )