# Method for improving the limit of detection in a data signal

## Abstract

Disclosed is a method for improving the limit of detection for a data set in which experimental noise is uncorrelated along a given abscissa and an analytical signal is correlated to the abscissa, the steps comprising collecting the data set, converting the data set into a data signal including an analytical portion and the experimental noise portion, designating and adjusting a baseline of the data signal to center the experimental noise numerically about a zero reference, and integrating the data signal preserving the corresponding information for each point of the data signal. The steps of the method produce an enhanced integrated data signal which improves the limit of detection of the data signal. 8 figs.

- Inventors:

- Issue Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 7159704

- Patent Number(s):
- 4875169

- Application Number:
- PPN: US 7-201304

- Assignee:
- Iowa State Univ. Research Foundation, Inc., Ames, IA (United States)

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-82

- Resource Type:
- Patent

- Resource Relation:
- Patent File Date: 27 May 1988

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DATA PROCESSING; DATA ACQUISITION; NOISE; PERFORMANCE; SIGNALS; PROCESSING; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

### Citation Formats

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Synovec, R E, and Yueng, E S.
```*Method for improving the limit of detection in a data signal*. United States: N. p., 1989.
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Synovec, R E, & Yueng, E S.
```*Method for improving the limit of detection in a data signal*. United States.

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Synovec, R E, and Yueng, E S. Tue .
"Method for improving the limit of detection in a data signal". United States.
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@article{osti_7159704,
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title = {Method for improving the limit of detection in a data signal},

author = {Synovec, R E and Yueng, E S},

abstractNote = {Disclosed is a method for improving the limit of detection for a data set in which experimental noise is uncorrelated along a given abscissa and an analytical signal is correlated to the abscissa, the steps comprising collecting the data set, converting the data set into a data signal including an analytical portion and the experimental noise portion, designating and adjusting a baseline of the data signal to center the experimental noise numerically about a zero reference, and integrating the data signal preserving the corresponding information for each point of the data signal. The steps of the method produce an enhanced integrated data signal which improves the limit of detection of the data signal. 8 figs.},

doi = {},

journal = {},

number = ,

volume = ,

place = {United States},

year = {1989},

month = {10}

}