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Reply to Comments: A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring the Water Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils, Sensors, 15, 25546–25563

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Department of Control and Automation Engineering (DECAT), Escola de Minas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Morro do Cruzeiro, 35400-000 Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
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Department of Electrical Engineering (CPGEI), Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR), Av. Sete de Setembro, 3165, 80230-901 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
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Instituto Tecnológico Vale (ITV), Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek, 31, Bauxita, 35400-000 Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
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Instituto de Educação Tecnológica (IETEC), 30140-138 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1742; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061742
Received: 16 May 2018 / Revised: 20 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 28 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
In this article we respond to the comments made by Chavanne et al., who have questioned: (i) the name of the technique used; (ii) the ability of the system to determine both soil water content and salinity due to potential instrument biases and choice of sensor frequencies; and (iii) the procedure used to determine temperature effect on readings presented in the article “A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring the Water Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils” (Sensors 2015, 15, 25546–25563). We have carefully analyzed the arguments in the comment, and have concluded that they only partially affect the previous conclusions, as will be discussed in this reply. We show here that the findings and conclusions previously drawn are valid and supported by the many experiments previously conducted. View Full-Text
Keywords: dielectric constant; electrical conductivity; auto-balancing bridge; microcontroller; embedded system dielectric constant; electrical conductivity; auto-balancing bridge; microcontroller; embedded system
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Rêgo Segundo, A.K.; Da Silva, M.J.; Freitas, G.M.; De Barros Monteiro, P.M.; Martins, J.H. Reply to Comments: A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring the Water Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils, Sensors, 15, 25546–25563. Sensors 2018, 18, 1742. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061742

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Rêgo Segundo AK, Da Silva MJ, Freitas GM, De Barros Monteiro PM, Martins JH. Reply to Comments: A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring the Water Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils, Sensors, 15, 25546–25563. Sensors. 2018; 18(6):1742. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061742

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Rêgo Segundo, Alan Kardek, Marco Jose Da Silva, Gustavo Medeiros Freitas, Paulo Marcos De Barros Monteiro, and José Helvecio Martins. 2018. "Reply to Comments: A Novel Low-Cost Instrumentation System for Measuring the Water Content and Apparent Electrical Conductivity of Soils, Sensors, 15, 25546–25563" Sensors 18, no. 6: 1742. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061742

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