Molecular Communication over Gas Stream Channels using Portable Mass Spectrometry

Giannoukos, S ORCID: 0000-0003-3045-5084, Marshall, A ORCID: 0000-0002-8058-5242, Taylor, S ORCID: 0000-0002-2144-8459 and Smith, J ORCID: 0000-0002-0212-2365
(2017) Molecular Communication over Gas Stream Channels using Portable Mass Spectrometry. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 28 (11). 2371 - 2383.

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The synthetic generation/coding and transmission of olfactory information over a gas stream or an odor network is a new and unexplored field. Application areas vary from the entertainment or advertisement industry to security and telemedicine. However, current technological limitations frustrate the accurate reproduction of decoded and transmitted olfactory data. This study describes the development, testing, and characterization of a novel odor emitter (OE) that is used to investigate the generation-encoding of gaseous standards with odorous characteristics with a regulatable way, for scent transmission purposes. The calibration and the responses of a developed OE were examined using a portable quadrupole mass spectrometer (MS). Experiments were undertaken for a range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at different temperatures and flow rates. Individual compounds and mixtures were tested to investigate periodic and dynamic transmission characteristics within two different size tubular containers for distances up to 3 m. Olfactory information transmission is demonstrated using MS as the main molecular sensor for odor detection and monitoring and for the first time spatial encryption of olfactory information is shown. Graphical Abstract ᅟ.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molecular communication, Odor emitter, Mass spectrometry, Odor encryption
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 07:11
DOI: 10.1007/s13361-017-1752-6
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