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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: SENSING MOISTURE CONTENT AND QUALITY OF GRAIN AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS BY DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES

Location: Quality and Safety Assessment Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Effects of "Natural" Water and "Added" Water on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Shelled Corn at Microwave Frequencies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Lewis, M.A. 2009. Effects of "Natural" Water and "Added" Water on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Shelled Corn at Microwave Frequencies. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy.
Influence of Water Content on RF and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Foods - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2009. Influence of Water Content on RF and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Foods. 43rd Annual International Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings.pp. 153-156.
Applications for Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Products - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2009. Applications for Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Products. 43rd Annual International Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. pp. 20-22.
Effect of "Natural" Water and "Added" Water on Dielectric Properties of Shelled Corn at Microwave Frequencies - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Lewis, M.A. 2009. Effect of "Natural" Water and "Added" Water on Dielectric Properties of Shelled Corn at Microwave Frequencies. 43rd Annual International Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. pp. 89-94.
Investigating Moisture, Density, and Temperature Dependence of Dielectric Properties of Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts at Microwave Frequencies - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A., Nelson, S.O. 2009. Investigating Moisture, Density, and Temperature Dependence of Dielectric Properties of Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts at Microwave Frequencies. 43rd Annual International Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. pp. 95-100.
Dielectric properties of agricultural products and applications - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2009. Dielectric properties of agricultural products and applications. ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Use of Dielectric Spectroscoy for Determining Quality Attributes of Poultry Meat - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2009. Use of Dielectric Spectroscoy for Determining Quality Attributes of Poultry Meat. ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Influence of Water content of RF and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Foods - (Proceedings)
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moisture Substances (ISEMA 2009), June 1-5 2009, Espoo, Finland. Influence of Water content of RF and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Foods. Nelson, S.O, Trabelsi, S. 2009. pp. 11-18.
Study of Melon Permittivities for Quality Sensing - (Proceedings)
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances (ISEMA 2009), June 1-5, 2009, Espoo, Finland. Study of Melon Permittivities for Quality Sensing. Symposium Proceedings. Nelson, S.O, Trabelsi, S. 2009. pp. 19-22.
Dielectric Study of Storage Effects on Quality Attributes of Eggs - (Proceedings)
Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances (ISEMA 2009). Dielectric Study of Storage Effects on Quality Attributes of Eggs. Meeting Proceedings. Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Jones, D.R. 2009. pp. 379-382.
Rapid and Nondestructive Determination of Moisture Content in Peanut Kernels from Microwave Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Pods - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2009. Rapid and Nondestructive Determination of Moisture Content in Peanut Kernels from Microwave Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Pods. ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Influence of Water Content on RF and Microwave Dielectric Behavior of Foods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2009. Influence of Water Content on RF and Microwave Dielectric Behavior of Foods. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy. 43(2):13-23.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Melons for Potential Quality Sensing     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2009. Dielectric Spectroscopy of Melons for Potential Quality Sensing. Transactions of the ASABE. 51(6):2209-2214.
Microwave Nondestructive Sensing of Moisture Content in Shelled Peanuts Independent of Bulk Density with Temperature Compensation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Lewis, M.A. 2009. Microwave Nondestructive Sensing of Moisture Content in Shelled Peanuts Independent of Bulk Density with Temperature Compensation. Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety.
Dielectric Spectroscopy Measurements on Fruit, Meat, and Grain     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2008. Dielectric Spectroscopy Measurements on Fruit, Meat, and Grain. Transactions of the ASABE. 51(5):1829-1834.
Frequency, temperature, density and moisture dependence of dielectric properties of unshelled and shelled peanuts - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A., Nelson, S.O. 2008. Frequency, temperature, density and moisture dependence of dielectric properties of unshelled and shelled peanuts. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE).
Use of dielectric spectroscopy for pelleted biofuels characterization - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A. 2008. Use of dielectric spectroscopy for pelleted biofuels characterization. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE).
Type-Independent Calibration Method for Microwave Moisture Sensing in Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts - (Proceedings)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Tollner, E.W. 2009. Type-Independent Calibration Method for Microwave Moisture Sensing in Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts. ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Moisture influence on the dielectric behavior of foods - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2009. Moisture influence on the dielectric behavior of foods. ASABE Annual International Meeting.
Practical Microwave Meter for Sensing Moisture and Density in Granular Materials - (Proceedings)
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Study of Fruit Permittivity Measurement for Quality Detection - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Guo, W., Trabelsi, S. 2008. Study of Fruit Permittivity Measurement for Quality Detection. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Record.
Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Products and Some Applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O. 2008. Dielectric Properties of Agricultural Products and Some Applications. Research in Agricultural Engineering.
Microwave Dielectric Sensing of Moisture Content in Shelled Peanuts Independent of Bulk Density and with Temperature Compensation - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2008. Microwave Dielectric Sensing of Moisture Content in Shelled Peanuts Independent of Bulk Density and with Temperature Compensation. IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium.
Investigation of Dielectric Sensing for Fruit Quality Determination - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Wenchuan, G., Trabelsi, S. 2008. Investigation of Dielectric Sensing for Fruit Quality Determination. IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium.
10- to 1800-MHz Dielectric Spectroscopy of Eggs in Storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wen-Chuan, G., Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Jones, D.R. 2007. 10- to 1800-mhz dielectric spectroscopy of eggs in storage. Journal of Food Science.
10- to 1800-MHz dielectric properties of fresh apples during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, W., Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2007. 10- to 1800-mhz dielectric properties of fresh apples during storage. Journal of Food Engineering.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Watermelons for Sensing Quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Guo, W., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2007. Dielectric Spectroscopy of Watermelons for Sensing Quality. Measurement Science and Technology.
Unified Microwave Moisture Sensing Technique for Grain and Seed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2007. Unified Microwave Moisture Sensing Technique for Grain and Seed. Measurement Science and Technology.
Dietectric Properties of Watermelons & Correlation with Soluble Solids Content - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Wen-Chuan, G., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S. 2007. Dietectric Properties of Watermelons & Correlation with Soluble Solids Content. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 076073, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI
Sensing Quality of Watermelons Through Dielectric Permittivity - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Wen-Chuan, G., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2007. Sensing Quality of Watermelons Through Dielectric Permittivity. Meeting Abstract.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Fresh Chicken Breast Meat - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Zhuang, H. 2007. Dielectric Spectroscopy of Fresh Chicken Breast Meat. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE).
On the Accuracy of Bulk Density and Moisture Content Prediction in Wheat from Near-field Free-space Measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2007. On the Accuracy of Bulk Density and Moisture Content Prediction in Wheat from Near-field Free-space Measurements. Review Article. Technishes Messen Vol 74, No. 5, pp. 280-289, 2007.
Temperature-Dependent Behavior of Dielectric Properties of Bound Wataer in Grain at Microwave Frequencies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2006. Temperature-dependent behavior of dielectric properties of bound wataer in grain at microwave frequencies. Measurement Science and Technology. 17:2289-2293.
Investigating Effect of Near-Field Free-Space Permittivity Measurements on Accuracy of Bulk Density and Moisture Content Determination in Grain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2007. Investigating effect of near-field free-space permittivity measurements on accuracy of bulk density and moisture content determination in grain. Measurement Science and Technology.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Honeydue Melons from 10 Mhz to 1.8 Ghz for Quality Sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2006. Dielectric spectroscopy of honeydue melons from 10 mhz to 1.8 ghz for quality sensing. Transactions of the ASABE. 49(6):1977-1981.
Microwave Sensing Technique for Nondestructive Determination of Bulk Density and Moisture Content in Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2006. Microwave sensing technique for nondestructive determination of bulk density and moisture content in unshelled and shelled peanuts. Transactions of the ASABE. 49(5):1563-1568.
Dielectric relaxation in complex systems: quality sensing and dielectric properties of honeydew melons from 10 MHz to 1.8 GHz - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nignatullin, R.R., Arbuzov, A.A., Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2006. Dielectric relaxation in complex systems: quality sensing and dielectric properties of honeydew melons from 10 MHz to 1.8 GHz. Journal of Instrumentation (JINST) 1 P10002. pp. 1-19.
New Quantitative "reading" of Dielectric Spectra of Complex Biological Systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nigmatullin, R.R., Nelson, S.O. 2006. New quantitative "reading" of dielectric spectra of complex biological systems. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 13(6):1325-1334.
Microwave Dielectric Properties of Grain in Nonequilibrium State: Effect of Moisture and Temperature - (Abstract Only)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S. O. 2006. Microwave dielectric properties of grain in nonequilibrium state: effect of moisture and temperature [abstract][CD-ROM]. IEEE AP-S Symposium and USNC/URSI and AMEREM Meetings. p. 361.
Preprocessing of Nir Data for Standardization - (Abstract Only)
Sohn, M., Barton II, F.E., Himmelsbach, D.S. 2006. Preprocessing of nir data for standardization [abstract]. 45th Eastern Analytical Symposium. Paper # 709.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Wheat from 10 Mhz to 1.8 Ghz - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2006. Dielectric spectroscopy of wheat from 10 mhz to 1.8 ghz. Measurement Science and Technology. 17:2294-2298.
A Low-Cost Microwave Moisture Sensor - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Ramahi, O. 2006. A low-cost microwave moisture sensor. Proceedings of the 36th European Microwave Conference, Manchester, UK. September 10-15,2006, pp. 447-450.
Dielectric Properties of Materials and Related Agricultural Applications - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, S.O. 2006. Dielectric properties of materials and related agricultural applications [abstract]. National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting (June 15-16, 2006). pg 6.
Influence of Nonequilibrated Water on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Wheat and Related Errors In Moisture Sensing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2007. Influence of Nonequilibrated Water on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Wheat and Related Errors In Moisture Sensing. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 56(1): 194-198.
Correlating Honeydew Melon Quality with Dielectric Properties - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2006. Correlating honeydew melon quality with dielectric properties. American Society of Aagricultural and Biological Engineers Paper Series. Paper No. 066122
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Hard Red Winter Wheat - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2006. Dielectric spectroscopy of hard red winter wheat. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Paper Series. Paper no. 063045.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Honeydew Melons for Quality Sensing - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2006. Dielectric spectroscopy of honeydew melons for quality sensing. In Proceeding of the 23rd IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference, May 24-27,2006, Sorrento, Italy. pp. 180-182,CD.
Nondestructive Moisture Sensing in Peanut Kernels from Microwave Permittivity Measurements on Unshelled Pods - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2006. Nondestructive moisture sensing in peanut kernels from microwave permittivity measurements on unshelled pods. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Record, May 24-27, 2006, Sorrento, Italy. pp. 305-307,CD.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Honeydew Melons - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S., Kays, S.J. 2006. Dielectric spectroscopy of honeydew melons [Abstract] [CD-ROM]. Annual Meeting Abstracts of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, p. A146.
Fractional Kinetics and Dielectric Relaxation in Complex Systems:dielectric Properties of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables from 0.01 to 1.8 Ghz - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nigmatullin, R.R., Nelson, S.O. Fractional kinetics and dielectric relaxation in complex systems:dielectric properties of fresh fruits and vegetables from 0.01 to 1.8 ghz. 2006. Signal Processing 86:2744-2759.
Microwave Dielectric Properties of Cereal Grain and Oilseed - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Microwave dielectric properties of cereal grain and oilseed. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. Paper no.056165.
Microwave Dielectric Methods for Rapid, Nondestructive Moisture Sensing in Unshelled and Shelled Peanuts - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Microwave dielectric methods for rapid, nondestructive moisture sensing in unshelled and shelled peanuts. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. Paper no. 056162.
Microwave Dielectric Study of Bound Water Behavior in Granular Materials - (Abstract Only)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Microwave dielectric study of bound water behavior in granular materials [abstract]. URSI Digest, USNC/CNC/URSI North American National Radio Science Meeting, July 3-9, Washington, DC. Session 105-1. CDROM.
Some Applications for Dielectric Spectroscopy in Agriculture - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Some applications for dielectric spectroscopy in agriculture [abstract]. URSI Digest, USNC/CNC/URSI North American National Radio Science Meeting, July 3-9, Washington, DC. Session 105-4 CDROM.
Dielectric Spectroscopy Studies on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric spectroscopy studies on fresh fruits and vegetables. In: Proceedings of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Digest. Session 148-8. CDROM.
Microwave Moisture Sensing in Cereal Grains and Oilseeds - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2005. Microwave moisture sensing in cereal grains and oilseeds. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Microwave Symposium, July 13-16, Seattle, WA, p. 101-104.
Temperature and Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Properties of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Temperature and frequency dependence of the dielectric properties of fresh fruits and vegetables. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Microwave Symposium, July 13-16, Seattle, WA. p. 11-14.
Agricultural Applications of Dielectric Measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O. 2006. Agricultural Applications of Dielectric Measurements. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electricl Insulation. Volume 13(4):Page No. 688-702.
Dielectric Properties Measurement for Agricultural Applications - (Other)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric properties measurement for agricultural applications. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, MI. Paper No. 053134.
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric spectroscopy of fresh fruits and vegetables. In: Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. p. 360-364.
Effect of Non-Equilibrated Moisture on Microwave Dielectric Properties of Wheat - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Effect of non-equilibrated moisture on microwave dielectric properties of wheat. In: Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. p. 369-371.
Dielectric Spectroscopy in Agriculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric spectroscopy in agriculture. Journal of Non-Crysitaline Solids. 351:2940-2944.
Universal Microwave Moisture Sensor - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2005. Universal microwave moisture sensor. In: Proceedings of ISEMA 2005 6th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, May 29-June 1, Weimar, Germany. p. 231-235.
Comparing Near-Field and Far-Field Dielectric Properties Measurements for Accuracy of Bulk Density and Moisture Content Determination in Grain - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Comparing near-field and far-field dielectric properties measurements for accuracy of bulk density and moisture content determination in grain. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, May 29-June 1. Weimar, Germany. p. 462-470.
Dielectric Study of Temperature-Dependent Behavior of Bound Water in Grain - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric study of temperature-dependent behavior of bound water in grain. In: Proceedings of ISEMA 2005 6TH International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, May 29-June 1, Weimar, Germany. p. 41-46.
Frequency and Temperature Dependence of the Permittivity of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Frequency and temperature dependence of the permittivity of fresh fruits and vegetables. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, May 29-June 1, Weimar, Germany. p. 391-398.
Granular and Powdered Material Permittivity-Density Relationships - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Granular and powdered material permittivity-density relationships. In: Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, May 29-June 1, Weimar, Germany. p. 448-455.
Density-Permittivity Relationships for Powdered and Granular Materials - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Density-permittivity relationships for powdered and granular materials. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 54(5):2003-2040
Dielectric Spectroscopy of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Dielectric spectroscopy of fresh fruits and vegetables [abstract]. American Association for the Advancement of Science. p. A134.
Useful Relationships Between Dielectric Properties and Bulk Density of Granular and Powdered Materials - (Book / Chapter)
Nelson, S.O. 2005. Useful relationships between dielectric properties and bulk density of granular and powdered materials. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Microwave and Radio Frequency Applications. R. L. Schultz and D. C. Folz, Editors. Arnold, MD: The Microwave Working Group, Ltd., pp. 407-416.
Applications of Dielectric Spectroscopy in Agriculture. - (Other)
Nelson, S. O. Application of dielectric spectroscopy in agriculture. 2004. First University of Georgia Engineering Conference. Poster presentation.
Useful Relationships Between Dielectric Properties and Bulk Densities of Granular and Powdered Materials - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O. 2004. Useful relationships between dielectric properties and bulk densities of granular and powdered materials. In: Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Fourth World Congress on Microwave and RF Applications. New York. p. 136-140. CDROM.
Useful Relationships Between Dielectric Properties and Bulk Density of Powdered and Grannular Materials - (Abstract Only)
Nelson, S.O. 2004. Useful relationships between dielectric properties and bulk density of powdered and grannular materials [abstract]. Fourth World Congress on Microwave and Radio-Frequency Applications. pp. 136-140.
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