Terahertz Characterisation of Living Plant Leaves for Quality of Life Assessment Applications

Zahid, A., Yang, K., Heidari, H. , Li, C., Imran, M. A. , Alomainy, A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2018) Terahertz Characterisation of Living Plant Leaves for Quality of Life Assessment Applications. In: Microwave and Radar Week (MIKON-2018 and Baltic URSI Symposium-2018, Poznań, Poland, 14-17 May 2018, pp. 117-120. ISBN 9788394942137 (doi:10.23919/URSI.2018.8406770)

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Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results on employing Terahertz (THz) technology for measuring the water contents of leaves. The main purpose of this work is to highlight transmission constraints of terahertz radiation through the plants in the THz frequency region. Multiple leaves of plants are examined using the THz Swissto12 system, and the effect of thickness and water contents on transmission loss and attenuation are observed at different frequency regions, which can lead to meaningful information to study and analyse the existence of any pesticides in leaves with terahertz frequencies. The results of this paper pave the way for applicability of terahertz frequencies for sensing the quality of life in plants.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Li, Dr Chong and Zahid, Adnan and Heidari, Dr Hadi and Abbasi, Dr Qammer H
Authors: Zahid, A., Yang, K., Heidari, H., Li, C., Imran, M. A., Alomainy, A., and Abbasi, Q. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9788394942137
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