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Imaging Using the Transverse Field of a Parallel Transmission Line

IEEE Conference on Antennas Measurements and Applications, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The transverse field resulting from a pulse propagating along a parallel transmission line can be used to image changes in the dielectric permittivity of material samples adjacent to it. This Time Domain Reflectometry approach enables a non-contact probe to be rapidly scanned across surfaces such as roads, timber and concrete to determine the subsurface moisture content. Two examples of applying this probe – timber processing and road maintenance – in industrial applications are presented.