Design of E-Tongue System using Neural Network

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  • 정영창 (호서대학교 전기정보통신공학부) ;
  • 김동진 (호서대학교 전기정보통신공학부) ;
  • 김정도 (호서대학교 전기정보통신공학부) ;
  • 정우석 (호서대학교 전기정보통신공학부)
  • Published : 2005.04.28


In this paper, we have designed and implemented a portable e-tongue (electronic tongue) system using MACS (multi array chemical sensor) and PDA. The system embedded in PDA has merits such as comfortable user interface and data transfer by internet from on-site to remote computer. MACS was made up 7 electrodes (${NH_4}^+$, $Na^+$, $Cl^-$, ${NO_3}^-$, $K^+$, $Ca^{2+}$, $Na^+$, pH) and a reference electrode. For learning the system, we adapted the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm based on the back-propagation, which could iteratively learned the pre-determined standard patterns, in e-tongue system. Conclusionally, the relationship between the standard patterns and unknown pattern can be easily analyzed. The e-tongue was applied to whiskeys and cognac (one high level whisky, one low level whiskey, two cognac) and 2 sample whiskeys for each standard patterns and unknown patterns. The relationship between the standard patterns and unknown patterns can be easily analyzed.