By Topic

Near-field subsurface detection in lossy media using single split resonator probe

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Zhao Ren ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada ; Muhammed S. Boybay ; Omar M. Ramahi

Recently, we showed that single negative media can significantly enhance the sensitivity of near-field probes. Inspired by this recent finding, we propose a new near-field probe that uses only one single split ring resonator instead of a periodic arrangement of these resonators. We show through numerical simulations that the new proposed probe lead to significant enhancement in the sensitivity as measured by the change in phase in the reflection coefficient. Experimental tests were conducted to detect the presence of a small aluminum block located behind a layer of ground chicken (lossy medium). Preliminary results show that with our new probe, a phase change in the reflection coefficient of 14 degrees can be achieved for 2 mm thick ground chicken and 6.24 mm aluminum cube at an operation frequency of 1.16 GHz.

Published in:

Wireless Sensing, Local Positioning, and RFID, 2009. IMWS 2009. IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop on

Date of Conference:

24-25 Sept. 2009