Rod Blaine Foist

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A fully automated and model-free baseline-correction method for vibrational spectra is presented. It iteratively applies a small, but increasing, moving average window in conjunction with peak stripping to estimate spectral baselines. Peak stripping causes the area stripped from the spectrum to initially increase and then diminish as peak stripping(More)
We present here a fully automated spectral baseline-removal procedure. The method uses a large-window moving average to estimate the baseline; thus, it is a model-free approach with a peak-stripping method to remove spectral peaks. After processing, the baseline-corrected spectrum should yield a flat baseline and this endpoint can be verified with the(More)
The automated processing of data from high-throughput and real-time collection procedures is becoming a pressing problem. Currently the focus is shifting to automated smoothing techniques where, unlike background subtraction techniques, very few methods exist. We have developed a filter based on the widely used and conceptually simple moving average method(More)
This paper presents a reference design and tutorial for an embedded PowerPC subsystem with user logic in a Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The design and tutorial were created to help graduate students who are doing research in complex electronic applications and want to prototype their designs in an FPGA. Specifically, the design provides a(More)
We present a new spectral image processing algorithm, the "matrix maximum entropy method" (MxMEM), which offers efficient signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enhancement of multidimensional spectral data. MxMEM is based upon two previous regularization methods that employ the maximum entropy concept. The first is a one-dimensional (1D) algorithm, which smoothes(More)
When reconstructing a measured spectrum to enhance its signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the objective is to minimize the variance between the smooth reconstructed spectrum and the original measured spectrum, hence to attain an acceptably small chi2 value. The chi2 value thus measures the fidelity of the reconstruction to the original. Smoothness can be(More)
Two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS) is a powerful spectral analysis technique widely used in many fields of spectroscopy because it can reveal spectral information in complex systems that is not readily evident in the original spectral data alone. However, noise may severely distort the information and thus limit the technique's usefulness.(More)
The two-point maximum entropy method (TPMEM) is a useful method for signal-to-noise ratio enhancement and deconvolution of spectra, but its efficacy is limited under conditions of high background offsets. This means that spectra with high average background levels, regions with high background in spectra with varying background levels, and regions of high(More)
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