Non-invasive monitoring of dielectric slab thickness is of great interest in various industrial applications. This paper focuses on estimating the thickness of dielectric slabs, and consequently monitoring their variations, utilizing wideband microwave signals and the MUtiple SIgnal Characterization (MUSIC) algorithm. The performance of the proposed approach is assessed by validating simulation results with laboratory experiments. The results clearly indicate the utility of this overall approach for accurate dielectric slab thickness evaluation.
M. A. Abou-Khousa and R. Zoughi, "Microwave Quantitative NDE Technique for Dielectric Slab Thickness Estimation using the MUSIC Algorithm," Proceedings of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2006, Portland, OR), vol. 894, pp. 440-447, American Institute of Physics (AIP), Aug 2006.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2718005
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2006: Jul. 30-Aug. 4, Portland, OR)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Nondestructive Testing; Thickness Measurement; Dielectric Slabs; Microwaves; MUSIC Algorithm; Spectrum Estimation; Thickness Estimation; Microwave imaging; Signal processing
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