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Determination of complex permittivity of thin dielectric samples based on high-q microstrip resonance sensor

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Gui Yun Tian



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© 2019In this paper, a high quality factor microstrip resonator based on modified Minkowski fractal structure sensor is presented for determining the dielectric sample's complex permittivity. A high loaded quality factor value has been achieved by utilizing fractal structure, which is far greater than that of a typical rectangle microstrip antenna. Besides, the modified fractal radiation patch and the feeding section of the sensor result in a highly sensitive area to the tested materials. The sensing principle is implemented by detecting the electric fields perturbation of the resonator when different tested materials are placed over it. The complex permittivity change of the tested materials can be forecasted by transferring the acquired experimental relative resonant frequency shifts (Δf) and loaded QL values of the proposed sensor to a well-developed neural network system. To validate the proposed method, various standard dielectric samples including Teflon, PVC, and others are tested and analyzed. The experimental results are compared with published values with the maximum error of 4.9%.

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Author(s): Sun H, Li R, Tian GY, Tang T, Du G, Wang B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical

Year: 2019

Volume: 296

Pages: 31-37

Print publication date: 01/09/2019

Online publication date: 02/07/2019

Acceptance date: 01/07/2019

Date deposited: 23/09/2019

ISSN (print): 0924-4247

Publisher: Elsevier B.V.


DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2019.07.001


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