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By Andrea Cataldo

This ebook is devoted to the adoption of broadband microwave reflectometry (BMR)-based tools for diagnostics and tracking purposes. This electromagnetic approach has tested as a robust software for tracking reasons; in reality, it will possibly stability numerous contrasting standards, similar to the flexibility of the approach, low implementation expense, real-time reaction, risk of handheld remote control, reliability, and enough size accuracy.

Starting from an in depth survey of the state-of-the-art and from a transparent and concise review of the theoretical history, during the publication, the various ways of BMR are thought of (i.e., time area reflectometry - TDR, frequency area reflectometry - FDR, and the TDR/FDR mixed method) and a number of other purposes are completely investigated.

The purposes thought of herein are very various from one another and canopy assorted fields. In all of the defined systems and techniques, the final word objective is to endow them with an important functionality enhancement by way of dimension accuracy, within your budget, versatility, and sensible implementation risk, that allows you to unencumber the robust capability of BMR.

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15) where εeff is the effective permittivity; w is the width of the microstrip; and h is the thickness of the substrate [26]. 2 Reflected Waves Let us consider a Z0 -impedance TL, terminated with a generic load impedance, ZL (FIg. 5). When ZL does not match Z0 , part of the incident wave is absorbed by the load, and the rest is reflected along the line. Fig. 16) 16 2 Basic Physical Principles where Γ is the reflection coefficient and VI is the incident voltage. 18) with |Γ | ≤ 1. 17) ZL = Z0 Generally, Γ is a complex quantity and it is often defined through magnitude (ρ ) and angle phase (φ ): Γ =ρ φ.

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20 mm-diam. 0 mm rod spacing), and two-rod probe (Campbell Scientific CS616) [13] impedances are connected at the section where the sensing portion of the probe begins. Fig. 14 clarifies this aspect; however, the importance of calibration will be discussed in detail in the following chapters. 6 Strategies for Enhancing Accuracy in BMR Measurements 41 Fig. 13 Serpentineshaped probe [40] Fig. 14 Schematic of the longitudinal section of a three-rod probe. The section where the reference standard impedances should be connected is indicated Indeed, the calibration procedure plays a major role in terms of minimization of systematic errors, thus leading to a significant enhancement of the final measurement accuracy.

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