Effects of seasonal growth rings on the microwave measurement of wood

W. S. Holmes, M. Bogosanovic, G. Emms, S. C. Mukhopadhyay

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)412-417
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Sensing Technology (8th : 2014) - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20144 Sep 2014

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  • Free-space transmission measurement;wood
  • Microwave
  • Non-destructive testing

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