Design of a chemical agent detector based on polymer coated surface acoustic wave (SAW) resonator technology [electronic resource] /
ABSTRACT: This dissertation presents the design of a unique prototype chemical agent detector which utilizes an array of polymer coated SAW resonators as the sensor elements. The design's particular embodiment is that of a testing platform for evaluating the utility of constructing a portable chemical agent detector, utilizing commercially available SAW resonators. It involves the consolidation of the sub-systems comprising a large laboratory development system, into a portable enclosure. A combination of design techniques, utilized to achieve an overall balance between the physical dimensions of the system and its detection performance, comprises the unique nature of the overall design of this detection system. Such techniques include; sensor power cycling, individually phase-tunable sensor oscillators, single step down conversion and the locality of the sensor's driving circuitry and sensing chamber.
School:University of South Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:sensor oscillator warfare nerve portable
Date of Publication: