Effects of Seasonal Growth Rings on the Microwave Measurement of Wood


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International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems

Professor Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

Exeley Inc. (New York)

Subject: Computational Science & Engineering, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic


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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 5 (December 2014) > List of articles

Special issue ICST 2014

Effects of Seasonal Growth Rings on the Microwave Measurement of Wood

W.S. Holmes * / M. Bogosanović / G. Emms / S.C. Mukhopadhyay

Keywords : microwave; non-destructive testing; free-space transmission measurement; wood

Citation Information : International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 1-6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/ijssis-2019-116

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Published Online: 15-February-2020



In order to determine more accurate indicators of wood structure obtained by microwave sensing and improve our understanding of plane wave propagation through this complex material, we have undertaken a permittivity survey and  experimentally investigated scattering of a plane wave, measuring its transmission over two non-parallel surfaces of a rectangular lumber sample. This novel non-destructive testing techn-ique offers results which may significantly contribute in a more accurate propagation modeling and industrial wood quality testing.

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