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Biosensor method and system based on feature vector extraction

United States Patent

July 2, 2013
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A system for biosensor-based detection of toxins includes providing at least one time-dependent control signal generated by a biosensor in a gas or liquid medium, and obtaining a time-dependent biosensor signal from the biosensor in the gas or liquid medium to be monitored or analyzed for the presence of one or more toxins selected from chemical, biological or radiological agents. The time-dependent biosensor signal is processed to obtain a plurality of feature vectors using at least one of amplitude statistics and a time-frequency analysis. At least one parameter relating to toxicity of the gas or liquid medium is then determined from the feature vectors based on reference to the control signal.
Greenbaum; Elias (Knoxville, TN), Rodriguez, Jr.; Miguel (Oak Ridge, TN), Qi; Hairong (Knoxville, TN), Wang; Xiaoling (San Jose, CA)
University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN), UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 431,664
March 27, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government has rights in this invention persuant to contract no. DEAC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.