The effects of lumber seasonal growth rings on microwave measurements
Holmes, Wayne; Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Emms, G.W.; Mukhopadhyay, S.C.
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Citation:Holmes, W.S., Bogosanovic, M., Emms, G., & Mukhopadhyay, S.C. (2014). The Effects of Lumber Seasonal Growth Rings on Microwave Measurements. International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 7(4), pp.1980-1996.
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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 it s transmission over two non-parallel surfaces of a rectangular lumber sample. This novel non-destructive testing technique offers results which may significantly contribute in a more accurate propagation modeling and industrial wood quality testing