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ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT PROBE GEOMETRIES FOR ETHANOL FUEL QUALIFICATION USING TIME-DOMAIN REFLECTOMETRY

By D. B. R. Rodrigues, W. Beccaro, H. E. M. Peres, and F. S. Correra

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Abstract:
This paper proposes sensors based on the time-domain reflectometry (TDR) technique for qualifying ethanol fuel. Four different probe geometries were proposed: bifilar, microstrip, coaxial, and helical. All probes allowed qualification of ethanol adulterated with water. Helical probe showed the best response. Thus, this proposal contributes to the development of electronic tongues.

Citation:
D. B. R. Rodrigues, W. Beccaro, H. E. M. Peres, and F. S. Correra, "Analysis of Different Probe Geometries for Ethanol Fuel Qualification Using Time-Domain Reflectometry," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 61, 105-109, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERL16051909

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