Capstone Project: Portable, Radio Frequency, In Situ Soil Conductivity and Permittivity Measuring System

The goal of this project is to design, fabricate and test a portable (lightweight/ compact) and inexpensive system that can provide reasonable values of the soil’s constitutive parameters, conductivity and dielectric constant, using a small handheld battery powered Vector Network Analyzer.

James Mohler*, Jared Bigos, Anthony Montano, Andrew Simmons

‌Technical Advisor:

Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam

Team:

James Mohler*, Jared Bigos, Anthony Montano, Andrew Simmons

Customer:

Mr. Marshall Cross, MegaWave

‌Abstract:

The goal of this project is to design, fabricate and test a portable (lightweight/ compact) and inexpensive system that can provide reasonable values of the soil’s constitutive parameters, conductivity and dielectric constant, using a small handheld battery powered Vector Network Analyzer.

*team leader


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