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Research Project: Rapid Assessment of Grain, Seed, and Nut Quality Attributes with Microwave Sensors

Location: Quality & Safety Assessment Research

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

Real-time monitoring of moisture within an eighth-scale grain bin during drying - (Proceedings)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S. 2018. Real-time monitoring of moisture within an eighth-scale grain bin during drying. ASABE Annual International Meeting. ASABE Paper Number: 1801664.

Radio-frequency electrical seed treatment to improve germination: a review - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O. 2019. Radio-frequency electrical seed treatment to improve germination: a review. Seed Technology Journal. 19:1(7-24).

Estimating costs of nonbeneficial dryer operation by using a peanut drying monitoring system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2018. Estimating costs of nonbeneficial dryer operation by using a peanut drying monitoring system. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(3):491-496.

Open-ended half-mode substrate integrated waveguide sensor with ground flange for complex permittivity measurement - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Julrat, S., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2018. Open-ended half-mode substrate integrated waveguide sensor with ground flange for complex permittivity measurement. IEEE Sensors Journal. doi:10.1109/JSEN.2018.2801316.

Dielectric characterization of Bentonite clay at various moisture contents and with mixtures of biomass in the microwave spectrum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ellison, C., Mckeown, M.S., Trabelsi, S., Marculescu, C., Boldor, D. 2018. Dielectric characterization of Bentonite clay at various moisture contents and with mixtures of biomass in the microwave spectrum. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy. doi:10.1080/08327823.2017.1421407.

Measuring changes of radio-frequency dielectric properties of chicken meat during storage - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S. 2018. Measuring changes of radio-frequency dielectric properties of chicken meat during storage. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. 12(2):683-690.

New calibration algorithms for dielectric-based microwave moisture sensors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S. 2017. New calibration algorithms for dielectric-based microwave moisture sensors. IEEE Sensors Letters. 1(6):1-4.

Portable six-port reflectometer for determining moisture content of biomass material - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Julrat, S., Trabelsi, S. 2017. Portable six-port reflectometer for determining moisture content of biomass material. IEEE Sensors Journal. 17(15):4814-4819.

Using a peanut drying monitoring system to estimate costs of nonbeneficial dryer operation - (Proceedings)

Density-independent algorithm for sensing moisture content of sawdust based on reflection measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakol, J., Trabelsi, S. 2017. Density-independent algorithm for sensing moisture content of sawdust based on reflection measurements. Biosystems Engineering. 158:102-109.

Density-independent algorithm for sensing moisture content of sawdust based on reflection measurements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Julrat, S., Trabelsi, S. 2017. Density-independent algorithm for sensing moisture content of sawdust based on reflection measurements. Biosystems Engineering. 158:102-109.

Dielectric properties of biomass/biochar mixtures at microwave frequencies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ellison, C., Mckeown, M., Trabelsi, S., Bolder, D. 2017. Dielectric properties of biomass/biochar mixtures at microwave frequencies. Energies. 10(4):502.

Open transverse-slot substrate-integrated waveguide sensor for biomass permittivity determination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckeown, M.S., Julrat, S., Trabelsi, S., Tollner, E.W. 2017. Open transverse-slot substrate-integrated waveguide sensor for biomass permittivity determination. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 66(8):2181-2188.

Interview with Dr. Stuart O. Nelson - (Other)
Nelson, S.O. 2017. Interview with Dr. Stuart O. Nelson. AMPERE Newsletter. Issue 91, pp. 31-37.

Microwave sensing of moisture in flowing biomass pellets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mckeown, S.M., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S., Tollner, E.W. 2017. Microwave sensing of moisture in flowing biomass pellets. Biosystems Engineering. 155:152-160.

Assessing the utility of microwave kernel moisture sensing in peanut drying - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S. 2016. Assessing the utility of microwave kernel moisture sensing in peanut drying. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 32(6):707-712.

Use of material dielectric properties in agricultural applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuart, N.O., Trabelsi, S. 2016. Use of material dielectric properties in agricultural applications. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy. 50(4):237-268.

Real-time monitoring of peanut drying parameters in semitrailers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2017. Real-time monitoring of peanut drying parameters in semitrailers. Drying Technology: An International Journal. 35(6):747-753.

USDA/ARS and dielectric properties research - (Abstract Only)

Assessing Chicken Meat Freshness through Measurement of Radio-Frequency Dielectric Properties - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S. 2016. Assessing Chicken Meat Freshness through Measurement of Radio-Frequency Dielectric Properties. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. ASABE Paper No. 162461534, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI, 2016.

A Substrate Integrated Waveguide Sensor for Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Biomass Materials - (Proceedings)
Mckeown, M.S., Sakol, J., Trabelsi, S., Tollner, E.W. 2016. A Substrate Integrated Waveguide Sensor for Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Biomass Materials. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. ASABE Paper No. 162461429, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI, 2016.

A Substrate Integrated Waveguide Sensor for Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Biomass Materials - (Proceedings)
Mckeown, M.S., Sakol, J., Trabelsi, S., Tollner, E.W. 2016. A Substrate Integrated Waveguide Sensor for Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Biomass Materials. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. ASABE Paper No. 16241429, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI, 2016.

Use of material dielectric properties for agricultural applications - (Proceedings)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2016. Use of material dielectric properties for agricultural applications. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. ASABE Paper No. 162458277, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI, 2016

Investigating kernel moisture content at the front and back of semitraliers during peanut drying - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A., Nelson, S.O. 2016. Investigating kernel moisture content at the front and back of semitraliers during peanut drying. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. ASABE Paper No. 162461643, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Microwave moisture meter for in-shell peanut kernels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A., Nelson, S.O. 2016. Microwave moisture meter for in-shell peanut kernels. Food Control. 66: 283-290.

Microwave sensing of moisture content and bulk density in flowing grain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Lewis, M.A., Nelson, S. 2016. Microwave sensing of moisture content and bulk density in flowing grain. Transactions of the ASABE. 59(2):429-433.

Microwave sensing of quality attributes of agricultural and food products - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2016. Microwave sensing of quality attributes of agricultural and food products. IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine. pgs. 36-41.

Historical development of grain moisture measurement and other food quality sensing through electrical properties. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2016. Historical development of grain moisture measurement and other food quality sensing through electrical properties. IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine. pgs. 16-23.

Dielectric properties of dried vegetable powders and their temperature profile during radio frequency heating - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ozturk, S., Kong, F., Trabelsi, S., Singh, R.K. 2016. Dielectric properties of dried vegetable powders and their temperature profile during radio frequency heating. Journal of Food Engineering. 160: 91-100.

Real-time monitoring of drying parameters in semitrailers during peanut drying - (Proceedings)
Lewis, M.A., Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O. 2015. Real-time monitoring of drying parameters in semitrailers during peanut drying. Acarology International Congress Proceedings. ASABE Paper No. 152189958, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, MI.

Dielectric properties of biomass and biochar mixtures for bioenergy applications - (Proceedings)
Ellison, C., Trabelsi, S. 2015. Dielectric properties of biomass and biochar mixtures for bioenergy applications. Microwave Power Symposium Proceedings. p. 77-78.

Dielectric properties for prediction of moisture content in Vidalia onions - (Proceedings)
Mckeown, M.S., Trabelsi, S., Tollner, E. 2012. Dielectric properties for prediction of moisture content in Vidalia onions. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. ASABE Paper No. 121337850.

Frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric properties of chicken meat - (Proceedings)
Trabelsi, S. 2012. Frequency and temperature dependence of dielectric properties of chicken meat. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. p. 1515-1518.

Dielectric properties of agricultural products – fundamental principles, influencing factors, and measurement technirques. Chapter 4. Electrotechnologies for Food Processing: Book Series. Volume 3. Radio-Frequency Heating - (Book / Chapter)
Nelson, S.O., Trabelsi, S. 2014. Dielectric properties of agricultural products – fundamental principles, influencing factors, and measurement technirques. Book Chapter. p. 39-68.

Effects of “natural” water and “added” water on prediction of moisture content and bulk density of shelled corn from microwave dielectric properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Trabelsi, S., Nelson, S.O., Lewis, M.A. 2010. Effects of “natural” water and “added” water on prediction of moisture content and bulk density of shelled corn from microwave dielectric properties. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy. 44(2):72-80.