The effects of lumber seasonal growth rings on microwave measurements
Holmes, Wayne; Bogosanovic, Mirjana; Emms, Grant; Mukhopadyay, S.
Citation:Holmes, W. S., Bogosanovic, M., Emms, G., and Mukhopadhyay, S.C. (2014). The effects of lumber seasonal growth rings on microwave measurements International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 7/4, .1980-1996
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3196
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.