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Title: Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system

Abstract

An expert overseer for the operation and real-time management of a mass spectrometer and associated laboratory equipment. The overseer is a computer-based expert diagnostic system implemented on a computer separate from the dedicated computer used to control the mass spectrometer and produce the analysis results. An interface links the overseer to components of the mass spectrometer, components of the laboratory support system, and the dedicated control computer. Periodically, the overseer polls these devices and as well as itself. These data are fed into an expert portion of the system for real-time evaluation. A knowledge base used for the evaluation includes both heuristic rules and precise operation parameters. The overseer also compares current readings to a long-term database to detect any developing trends using a combination of statistical and heuristic rules to evaluate the results. The overseer has the capability to alert lab personnel whenever questionable readings or trends are observed and provide a background review of the problem and suggest root causes and potential solutions, or appropriate additional tests that could be performed. The overseer can change the sequence or frequency of the polling to respond to an observation in the current data.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
  2. (Ammon, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
WESTINGHOUSE IDAHO NUCLEAR CO
OSTI Identifier:
867879
Patent Number(s):
US 5025391
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-84ID12435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
expert; overseer; mass; spectrometer; operation; real-time; management; associated; laboratory; equipment; computer-based; diagnostic; implemented; computer; separate; dedicated; control; produce; analysis; results; interface; links; components; support; periodically; polls; devices; data; fed; portion; evaluation; knowledge; base; heuristic; rules; precise; parameters; compares; current; readings; long-term; database; detect; developing; trends; combination; statistical; evaluate; capability; alert; lab; personnel; whenever; questionable; observed; provide; background; review; suggest; root; causes; potential; solutions; appropriate; additional; tests; performed; change; sequence; frequency; polling; respond; observation; knowledge base; control computer; mass spectrometer; current data; dedicated computer; expert overseer; /706/702/

Citation Formats

Filby, Evan E., and Rankin, Richard A.. Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Filby, Evan E., & Rankin, Richard A.. Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system. United States.
Filby, Evan E., and Rankin, Richard A.. Tue . "Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867879.
@article{osti_867879,
title = {Expert overseer for mass spectrometer system},
author = {Filby, Evan E. and Rankin, Richard A.},
abstractNote = {An expert overseer for the operation and real-time management of a mass spectrometer and associated laboratory equipment. The overseer is a computer-based expert diagnostic system implemented on a computer separate from the dedicated computer used to control the mass spectrometer and produce the analysis results. An interface links the overseer to components of the mass spectrometer, components of the laboratory support system, and the dedicated control computer. Periodically, the overseer polls these devices and as well as itself. These data are fed into an expert portion of the system for real-time evaluation. A knowledge base used for the evaluation includes both heuristic rules and precise operation parameters. The overseer also compares current readings to a long-term database to detect any developing trends using a combination of statistical and heuristic rules to evaluate the results. The overseer has the capability to alert lab personnel whenever questionable readings or trends are observed and provide a background review of the problem and suggest root causes and potential solutions, or appropriate additional tests that could be performed. The overseer can change the sequence or frequency of the polling to respond to an observation in the current data.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991},
month = {Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991}
}

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