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dc.contributor.advisorMarks, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorMaule, Charles Stephen.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-03T17:17:16Z
dc.date.available2008-03-03T17:17:16Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.date.issued2008-03-03T17:17:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5113
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 56-58).en
dc.description.abstractMicrowave sensors are becoming more prevalent throughout a variety of industries. While providing an effective form of measurement, microwave sensors are difficult to calibrate and provide results which can be difficult to interpret. An improved method for calibrating microwave sensors has been developed which transforms the waveform of a microwave spectrometer using principal component analysis and the results are used to train an artificial neural network to analyze a subject material. Broadband microwave spectrum calibration (BBMSC) is demonstrated using waveforms captured by a microwave spectrometer in a circular waveguide containing pulp stock slurry. This thesis provides a review of the general applications of microwave sensors, details state-of-the-art calibration methods, as well as providing an introduction to principal component analysis and neural networks. The thesis continues by presenting the BBMSC method in detail, as well as how this method is applied to a set of waveforms of pulp-stock data and concludes with a discussion of the potency of BBMSC and recommendations for the future.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Charles Stephen Maule.en
dc.format.extentvi, 58 p. : ill.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectMicrowave devices -- Calibration.en
dc.subjectMicrowave spectroscopy.en
dc.subjectNeural networks (Computer science).en
dc.subjectPrincipal components analysis.en
dc.titlePrincipal component and neural network calibration of a microwave frequency composition measurement sensor.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.E.C.E.en
dc.rights.accessrightsBaylor University access onlyen
dc.contributor.departmentEngineering.en


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