Effects of seasonal growth rings on the microwave measurement of wood
Holmes, Wayne; Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Emms, Grant; Mukhopadyay, S.
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Citation:Holmes, W.S., Bogosanovic, M., Emms, G., and Mukhopadyay, S. (2014). Effects of seasonal growth rings on the microwave measurement of wood. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sensing Technology (Ed.), Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK (412 - 417).
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3193
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 technique offers results which may significantly contribute in a more accurate propagation modeling and industrial wood quality testing.