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Modeling of Vegetation Permittivity at Microwave Frequencies
When materials are to be treated with microwaves for different purposes such as drying, online moisture measurements, disinfestation, and remote sensing, thorough knowledge of the material dielectric properties becomes extremely important. Expand
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Microwave Dielectric Properties of Alfalfa Leaves From 0.3 to 18 GHz
We measured permittivity of stacked leaves of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) were measured with a network analyzer and a coaxial probe, and the effect of moisture content (MC: 12%-73% wet basis), frequency (300 MHz to 18 GHz), bound water (Cole-Cole dispersion equation), temperature (-15°C and 30°C), leaf-orientation, and pressure. Expand
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Temperature of rooftop photovoltaic modules: air gap effects
Performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules decreases as the operating temperature increases. This performance drop is typically higher for the crystalline silicon technologies (~0.5%/°C) as compared toExpand
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Elimination of Cruptolestes Ferrungineus S. in Wheat by Radio Frequency Dielectric Heating at Different Moisture Contents
Radio frequency (RF) dielectric heating was tested to control Cryptolestes ferrungineus S. in the bulk wheat samples (ca.152g, dia. = 50mm, ht. = 100mm) at the MCs (%, w. b.) of 12, 15, and 18 usingExpand
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A two-camera machine vision in predicting alpha-amylase activity in wheat
Sprout damage in wheat is a serious problem worldwide because damaged wheat kernels contain alpha-amylase, an enzyme that causes poor baking quality of wheat. A two-camera machine vision (MV) with aExpand
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A two-camera machine vision approach to separating and identifying laboratory sprouted wheat kernels
A proof-of-concept for a two-camera machine vision (MV) to classify the laboratory sprouted wheat kernels into sound, sprout-damaged, or severely sprout-damaged classes was developed. The markerExpand
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Radio frequency (RF) control of red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) in stored rapeseeds (Brassica napus L.)
Absolute and relative mortalities of red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) infesting the rapeseeds of a small (196.3 cm3) and a large (1766 cm3) volumes during radio frequency (RF) heating (1.5 kW,Expand
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Temperature distribution in a packed-bed of canola seeds with various moisture contents and bulk volumes during radio frequency (RF) heating
This research investigated temperature distribution in a packed-bed of canola seeds at various moisture contents (5%, 7%, 9%, and 11% wet weight basis) and bulk volumes (small – 196.3 cm3, medium –Expand
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Microwave permittivity-assisted artificial neural networks for determining moisture content of chopped alfalfa forage
Moisture content of a commercially important forage biomass such as alfalfa (Madicago sativa) is essential at various stages of production. Expand
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Thermal death kinetics of adult red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) in canola seeds during radio frequency heating
ABSTRACT Thermal mortalities of adult red flour beetles Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) infesting canola seeds at various moisture contents and volumes were determined after radio frequency (RF) heatingExpand
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