Project

Low-Cost RF Analyzer

As information takes on new physical forms in the environment around us, there is a need for new types of instrumentation to detect and to interrogate the smart materials used to embody the information, and to sense the environment. We are currently working on low-cost, ultra-wideband methods of probing physical structures and decoding the information they contain. In addition, we are exploring further applications of such instrumentation, with particular interest in the frequency-dependent dielectric constant analysis of materials. Preliminary studies have been done in analyzing mail content, with applications in postal mail security, as well as in analyzing milk-fat content, with applications in the collection and distribution of milk in rural India. This project builds on work done by Richard Fletcher, Joe Paradiso, Olufemi Omojola and Matthew Reynolds.

As information takes on new physical forms in the environment around us, there is a need for new types of instrumentation to detect and to interrogate the smart materials used to embody the information, and to sense the environment. We are currently working on low-cost, ultra-wideband methods of probing physical structures and decoding the information they contain. In addition, we are exploring further applications of such instrumentation, with particular interest in the frequency-dependent dielectric constant analysis of materials. Preliminary studies have been done in analyzing mail content, with applications in postal mail security, as well as in analyzing milk-fat content, with applications in the collection and distribution of milk in rural India. This project builds on work done by Richard Fletcher, Joe Paradiso, Olufemi Omojola and Matthew Reynolds.