Frequency Domain Probe Design for High Frequency Sensing of Soil Moisture
AbstractAccurate moisture sensing is an important need for many research programs as well as in control of industrial processes. This paper describes the development of a high accuracy frequency domain sensing probe for use in obtaining dielectric measurements of materials suitable for work ranging from 300 MHz to 1 GHz. The probe was developed to accommodate a wide range of permittivity’s ranging from εr = 2.5 to elevated permittivity’s as high as εr = 40. The design provides a well-matched interface between the soil and the interconnecting cables. A key advantage of the frequency domain approach is that a change of salt concentration has a significantly reduced effect on ε′, versus the traditional time-domain reflectometry, TDR, measured apparent permittivity, Ka. View Full-Text
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Pelletier, M.G.; Schwartz, R.C.; Holt, G.A.; Wanjura, J.D.; Green, T.R. Frequency Domain Probe Design for High Frequency Sensing of Soil Moisture. Agriculture 2016, 6, 60.
Pelletier MG, Schwartz RC, Holt GA, Wanjura JD, Green TR. Frequency Domain Probe Design for High Frequency Sensing of Soil Moisture. Agriculture. 2016; 6(4):60.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pelletier, Mathew G.; Schwartz, Robert C.; Holt, Greg A.; Wanjura, John D.; Green, Timothy R. 2016. "Frequency Domain Probe Design for High Frequency Sensing of Soil Moisture." Agriculture 6, no. 4: 60.
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