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Findings on Analytical Science Reported by Investigators at McGill University

February 28, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Science is the subject of a report. According to news reporting originating in Montreal, Canada, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "We propose a solid-state-sensor-based miniaturized microwave radar technique, which allows a rapid microwave phase detection for continuous wave operation using a lock-in amplifier rather than using expensive and complicated instruments such as vector network analyzers."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from McGill University, "To demonstrate the capability of this sensor-based imaging technique, the miniaturized system has been used to detect embedded targets in sand by measuring the reflection for broadband microwaves. Using the reconstruction algorithm, the imaging of the embedded target with a diameter less than 5 cm buried in the sands with a depth of 5 cm or greater is clearly detected."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Therefore, the sensor-based approach emerges as an innovative and cost-effective way for ground penetrating detection."

For more information on this research see: Ground penetrating detection using miniaturized radar system based on solid state microwave sensor. Review of Scientific Instruments, 2013;84(12):505-510. Review of Scientific Instruments can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics - www.aip.org/; Review of Scientific Instruments - rsi.aip.org/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B.M. Yao, McGill University, Dept. of Phys, Center Phys Mat, Montreal, PQ H3A 2T8, Canada. Additional authors for this research include L. Fu, X.S. Chen, W. Lu, H. Guo, Y.S. Gui and C.M. Hu (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Quebec, Canada, Science, Montreal, North and Central America

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