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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Use of Cereal Grain Permittivity for Sensing Moisture Content

Authors
item Nelson, Stuart
item Kraszewski, Andrzej
item LAWRENCE, KURT
item Trabelsi, Samir - OICD

Submitted to: Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 18, 1999
Publication Date: July 18, 1999
Citation: NELSON, S.O., KRASZEWSKI, A.W., LAWRENCE, K.C., TRABELSI, S. USE OF CEREAL GRAIN PERMITTIVITY FOR SENSING MOISTURE CONTENT. MICROWAVE POWER SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS. 1999.

Technical Abstract: Findings of recent research on sensing moisture content through dielectric properties of cereal grains by radio-frequency (RF) and microwave measurements are summarized. Results are described that provide the basis for reliable sensing of grain moisture content, including techniques explored for sensing moisture content independent of bulk density fluctuation and which, therefore, have applicability to on-line moisture measurements necessary for monitoring moisture in flowing grain.

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