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Measuring Dielectrics Using Shielded Loop Antennas

Abstract This work is concerned with the use of shielded loop antennas to measure

permittivity as a low-cost alternative to expensive probe-based systems for biological

tissues and surrogates. Beginning with the development of a model for simulation, the

shielded loop was characterized. Following the simulations, the shielded loop was tested

in free space and while holding a cup of water. The results were then compared. Because

the physical measurements and the simulation results did not line up, simulation results

were forgone. The shielded loop antenna was then used to measure a set of NaCl saline

solutions with varying molarities. This measurement was used as a calibration set, and

the results were analyzed. By taking the peak mag... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Yiin, Nathan (Author) / Aberle, James (Advisor) / Bakkaloglu, Bertan (Committee member) / Kitchen, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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