26 jun. 2014

Hoy he participado con una ponencia sobre "Fundamentos de la Tecnologia NIR" en las Jornadas Nutega 2014, celebradas en un hotel cercano a la Estación de Atocha (Madrid).
En la ponencia hago una pequeña historia de la evolución de la espectroscopia, así como un análisis más concreto de la vibración molecular en la zona del Infrarrojo Cercano.

12 jun. 2014

IDRC Shootout 2014 rules and files ready

The IDRC 2014 will take place at Chambersburg form 2 to 8th of August this year, and you can consult the program here .
I always like to download the files available for one of the interesting parts of the conference: "The Shootout Challenge".
Thanks to the IDRC, to put the data files in their webpage in different formats for downloading (Excel, csv, Matlab,Unscrambler and JDX.
The Council For Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: IDCR 2014

These are the spectra on the CAL Data Set 1 imported into R:
We can see a zone with very sharp peaks which we can amplify to see more clearly the bands:
We have to check in a plot appart the other zone, to check better the bands there:
Shootout rules say that the spectra include the NIR and IR apectra , and:
"The samples correspond to oils from petroleum reservoirs around the world. These particular spectra were collected in the laboratory at various conditions of pressures and temperatures, in transmittance, using a high pressure flow cell. It should be noted that as pressure and temperature change, so does the effective path length and the density of the fluid. The nominal path length was 1 mm. The temperature and pressure at which the spectra were acquired are provided, and the path length can be calculated using the equation:
d (mm) = 0.8801 + 0.000402065 × T(Kelvin) + 0.00060493 × P(MPa)
Note that in the dataset, the temperatures are in degree C and pressures in psi".

It is clear that the pressure and temperature affect the efective pathlength, so this can be the reason we see different groups of spectra.
The rules also say:

"While most spectra represent mixtures, some pure components are provided, but not identified as such. No pure components are present in the test and validation sets".

So it is also important to detect these pure components.

8 jun. 2014

UCD: Applications or NIR Hyperspectral Image Analysis.

There are more and more articles about NIR Hyperspectral image analysis, in the specialized NIR magazines, like "NIR News".

It is clear that this technique will become more and more used, so it is time for me to introduce myself in this technique. Fortunally in the last three magazines of "NIR News", there was three articles written by Aoife Gowen (School of Biosystems Engineering ,University College Dublin), with a very nice tutorial about "NIR infrared hyperspectral image analysis using R".

It is great to see that R is becoming more and more recognized in the NIR world, and these articles really help.

Visit the page of  School of Biosystems Engineering ,University College Dublin, where you can find very interesting articles about the use of NIR Hyperspectral Image Analysis.

6 jun. 2014

Tomas Hirschfeld Award Winner 2014

Enhorabuena a Dolores Lopez Marín (Profesora de la ETSIAM), por el premio conseguido  (Tomas Hirschfeld Award) por el reconocimiento a su merecida trayectoria a los trabajos realizados dentro del campo de la tecnica del Infrarrojo Cercano.

Congratulations to Professor Dolores Lopez Marín (ETSIAM), for beeing the award winner of the Tomas Hirschfeld Award.