Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Industrial and Managements Systems Engineering
This thesis is concerned with the optimum design of sensor arrays (i.e., electronic noses or tongues) using simulation experiments. The proposed design method adopts a set of new criteria, which more adequately represent the desirable properties of a sensor array in practice. A number of best non-dominated array designs are selected through a multiple objective (criteria) Tabu search algorithm. The evaluation of a candidate sensor array is based on its multivariate calibration model, which is efficiently estimated from well-designed simulation experiments. The method can be used to optimize the design of both linear and nonlinear sensor arrays.
Geng, Zongyu, "Simulation-Based Optimum Design of Sensor Arrays Using Multi-Objective Tabu Search" (2010). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2173.