E3S Web Conf.
Volume 132, 2019XXII International Scientific Conference POLSITA 2019 “Progress of mechanical engineering supported by information technology”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Earth and Environmental sciences|
|Published online||22 November 2019|
Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) in mapping soil temperature and humidity
1 Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
2 Institute of Machinery Exploitation, Ergonomics and Production Processes, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
3 Institute of Plant Production, Faculty of Agriculture and Economy, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
4 Department of Production Organization, Logistics and Applied Computer Science, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
The article presents the possibilities of using time-domain reflectometry (TDR) to determine the temperature and moisture content of mineral soil. The TDR method is based on measuring the time of an electromagnetic impulse’s flow between the source and the obstacle. The reflected signal contains information about the dielectric properties of the tested material, allowing to determine the qualitative and quantitative properties of the material. The tests in question were carried out using a mobile reflectometric device as an electronic temperature and humidity meter. On the basis of the obtained results, the usefulness of reflectometric methods in the study of the temperature and moisture content of mineral soil was determined.
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