A novel time domain reflectometry based chipless RFID soil moisture sensor

Shuvashis Dey, Prasanna Kalansuriya, Nemai Chandra Karmakar

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This Study focuses on the design and analysis of a novel low cost time domain reflectometry (TDR) based soil moisture sensor. This type of sensor enables to employ an efficient irrigation system for agricultural sector by obtaining accurate information about soil moisture profiles. The dielectric properties of the proposed sensor vary with volumetric water content of soil which instigates a variation in the sensor's TDR amplitude level. A critical analysis on the feasibility of the designed sensor is carried out here along with an experimental validation of a developed prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
EditorsChuck Weitzel, David Ngo
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479982752
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2015 - Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States of America
Duration: 17 May 201522 May 2015
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7155722/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2015
Abbreviated titleIMS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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  • Apparent Dielectric Constant
  • Irrigation
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Soil Moisture
  • Time Domain Reflectometry

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