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System for surveillance of spectral signals

United States Patent

February 14, 2006
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A method and system for monitoring at least one of a system, a process and a data source. A method and system have been developed for carrying out surveillance, testing and modification of an ongoing process or other source of data, such as a spectroscopic examination. A signal from the system under surveillance is collected and compared with a reference signal, a frequency domain transformation carried out for the system signal and reference signal, a frequency domain difference function established. The process is then repeated until a full range of data is accumulated over the time domain and a Sequential Probability Ratio Test ("SPRT") methodology applied to determine a three-dimensional surface plot characteristic of the operating state of the system under surveillance.
Gross; Kenneth C. (LaJolla, CA), Wegerich; Stephan W. (Glendale Heights, IL), Criss-Puszkiewicz; Cynthia (Reno, NV), Wilks; Alan D. (Mount Prospect, IL)
ARCH Development Corporation (Chicago, IL)
10/ 771,168
February 2, 2004
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago.