Introduction to microwaves

Introduction to microwaves

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The purpose of this short introduction is to discuss in general terms and with a minimum of theory the concepts involved in microwave gauging and to identify issues that will be addressed later, including frequency ranges, measurements and properties of electromagnetic fields in the microwave region.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 General
  • 1.2 The microwave domain
  • 1.3 History
  • 1.4 Advantages and disadvantages of microwaves for testing, measurements, and gauging
  • 1.5 Energy associated with microwaves
  • 1.6 Properties of fields at high frequencies
  • 1.7 Microwaves and mechanics
  • 1.8 Instrumentation and instruments

Inspec keywords: gauges; microwave measurement; microwave detectors

Other keywords: microwave gauging; electromagnetic field measurement

Subjects: Microwave measurement techniques; Sensing devices and transducers

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