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A Dieletric Model for Composite Aterials

ISEMA 2016 conference (11th International conference on electromagnetic wave interaction with water and moist substances)


In this paper we use fundamental and measurable parameters to build components of a combined dielectric model for composite materials. Beginning with a near ideal material such as sand with pseudo-spherical particles, and using measureable parameters such as particle size distribution, we derive a model and demonstrate the relationship between the complex permittivity calculated by the model over 2 to 6 GHz, for a volumetric moisture content range from 0 to 0.30. The model predictions were validated by physical measurements in low-loss material with discrepancies of less than 1% V/V moisture content.