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dc.contributor.advisorDean, Robert
dc.contributor.authorWerner, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-20T20:02:00Z
dc.date.available2016-07-20T20:02:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-20en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/5260
dc.description.abstractSaltwater intrusion occurs when seawater contaminates sources of freshwater and is a major concern for coastal communities. Presented is a sensor developed for easily measuring saltwater intrusion. The sensor is comprised of two planar electrodes integrated onto a printed circuit board (PCB). PCB technology enables this sensor to be manufactured at high volumes for a modest cost. In this work, the PCB sensor was tested in water samples originating from several locations to prove that it functioned correctly. The sensor’s performance was then simulated for multiple electrode geometries to determine the influence different electrode dimensions have on its measurements. The measurement and simulation results were then used by a genetic algorithm to derive an equation describing the behavior of the sensor.en_US
dc.subjectElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.titleElectromagnetic Characterization of a PCB Salinity Sensoren_US
dc.typeMaster's Thesisen_US
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dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US
dc.contributor.committeeWentworth, Stuart
dc.contributor.committeeAdams, Mark


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