Hoyle, B.S., Jia, X., Podd, F.J.W., Schlaberg, H.I., Tan, H.S., Wang, M., West, R.M., Williams, R.A. and York, T.A. (2001) Design and application of a multi-modal process tomography system. Measurement Science and Technology, 12 (8). pp. 1157-1165. ISSN 1361-6501
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This paper presents a design and application study of an integrated multi-modal system designed to support a range of common modalities: electrical resistance, electrical capacitance and ultrasonic tomography. Such a system is designed for use with complex processes that exhibit behaviour changes over time and space, and thus demand equally diverse sensing modalities. A multi-modal process tomography system able to exploit multiple sensor modes must permit the integration of their data, probably centred upon a composite process model. The paper presents an overview of this approach followed by an overview of the systems engineering and integrated design constraints. These include a range of hardware oriented challenges: the complexity and specificity of the front end electronics for each modality; the need for front end data pre-processing and packing; the need to integrate the data to facilitate data fusion; and finally the features to enable successful fusion and interpretation. A range of software aspects are also reviewed: the need to support differing front-end sensors for each modality in a generic fashion; the need to communicate with front end data pre-processing and packing systems; the need to integrate the data to allow data fusion; and finally to enable successful interpretation. The review of the system concepts is illustrated with an application to the study of a complex multi-component process.
|Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information:||Copyright © 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Measurement Science and Technology. This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the final publisher proof-corrections or journal pagination.|
|Keywords:||multi-modal tomography, multi-sensor tomography, data fusion|
|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Chemical & Process Engineering (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Integrated Information Systems (Leeds)
|Depositing User:||Repository Officer|
|Date Deposited:||29 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||21 Apr 2015 00:52|