The low bandwidth of metal oxide semiconductor (MOX) sensors (<0.1 Hz) is a major hurdle to gas source localization (GSL) in turbulent environments where detection of intermittent odor patches is key. In this work, we present a fast-response miniaturized electronic nose (Fast-eNose) composed of four naked MOX sensors and a digital band-pass filter that can boost the bandwidth of the system close to 1 Hz. The device was attached to a fast photo-ionization detector (330 Hz) to quantify the response time during exposure to turbulent gas plumes. The results indicate that the digital filter can improve the response time by a factor of 20, bringing new possibilities to mobile robot olfaction.
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