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Semi-Empirical Models for the Variation of Soil Complex Permittivity with Depth
Iraqi Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IJEEE) (2008)
  • Jawad K. Ali, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq
  • Adil H Ahmad, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Technology, Iraq
Abstract
In this paper new semi-empirical formulas are developed to evaluate the variation of both real
and imaginary parts of soil complex permittivity with depth inside the earth's surface. Computed
values using these models show good agreement with published measured values for soils of the
same textures and same frequency band. Use of these models may serve to handle more accurate
results especially in the ground probing radar (GPR) applications and other applications relating the
detection of buried objects inside the earth's surface, where the use of a single average value of the
soil complex permittivity had not necessarily led, for most of the times, to accurate results for the
electromagnetic fields propagated inside the earth's surface.
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Jawad K. Ali and Adil H Ahmad. "Semi-Empirical Models for the Variation of Soil Complex Permittivity with Depth" Iraqi Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IJEEE) Vol. 4 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 26 - 32
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jawad_ali/58/