Artificial Olfaction System for On-site Odour Measurement


This project is associated with PRJ-005556 Low-cost robust calibration technique for odour sensing instruments, which was a necessary pre-requisite towards commercialising the AOS. This research will develop a prototype, robust and reliable portable odour assessment instrument utilising non-specific gas sensor array(s) combined with a signal processing engine. This instrument can be used for on-site odour assessment.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The State of Queensland acting through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Objective Summary

The project will: - Undertake market research to identify potential market segments and their needs with respect to features required; - Incorporate appropriate design features that will meet the needs of identified key market segments; - Develop a prototype AOS to meet the needs of identified key market segments; and - Evaluate and demonstrate the sensitivity and discrimination capability of the AOS through intensive field trials in Australia. - Development of a volatile organic compound (VOC) preconcentration technique - Development of a prototype field olfactometer to enable more cost effective AOS training (reduced olfactometry costs) - Validation of the AOS prototype in conjunction with other relevant RIRDC projects, with the construction of an additional AOS unit for this purpose

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Project Start Date

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Project Completion Date

Monday, April 7, 2014

National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Sustainable natural resource management

National Priority

CME-Develop and implement measures to improve industry's impact on the enviroment