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Holzforschung

International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar

Editorial Board Member: Daniel, Geoffrey / Militz, Holger / Rosenau, Thomas / Salmen, Lennart / Sixta, Herbert / Vuorinen, Tapani / Argyropoulos, Dimitris S. / Balakshin, Yu / Barnett, J. R. / Burgert, Ingo / Rio, Jose C. / Evans, Robert / Evtuguin, Dmitry V. / Frazier, Charles E. / Fukushima, Kazuhiko / Gindl-Altmutter, Wolfgang / Glasser, W. G. / Holmbom, Bjarne / Isogai, Akira / Kadla, John F. / Koch, Gerald / Lachenal, Dominique / Laine, Christiane / Mansfield, Shawn D. / Morrell, J.J. / Niemz, Peter / Potthast, Antje / Ragauskas, Arthur J. / Ralph, John / Rice, Robert W. / Salin, Jarl-Gunnar / Schmitt, Uwe / Schultz, Tor P. / Sipilä, Jussi / Takano, Toshiyuki / Tamminen, Tarja / Theliander, Hans / Welling, Johannes / Willför, Stefan / Yoshihara, Hiroshi

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Volume 63, Issue 5 (Sep 2009)

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Microwave radar for detection of resin defects in Pinus elliottii Engelm var elliottii

Greg Hislop / Andrew D. Hellicar / Li Li / Kieran Greene / Chris Lewis / Roger Meder
Published Online: 2009-06-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2009.114

Abstract

Surface penetrating microwave radar is identified as a low-cost, reliable, portable, and safe means of detecting resin defects in plantation-grown pine logs. This new method of non-destructively testing logs has the potential to be applied at several intervention points in the value chain, including on standing trees, fallen stems, and merchandised logs either in the forest or in the mill. Results clearly distinguish resin-affected logs from unaffected logs, even in logs of high moisture content.

Keywords: GPR; imaging; microwave radar; non-destructive testing; Pinus elliottii; resin; surface penetrating radar

About the article

Corresponding author. UCL Laboratoire TELE, 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium


Received: 2008-12-22

Accepted: 2009-05-29

Published Online: 2009-06-29

Published Online: 2009-06-29

Published in Print: 2009-09-01


Citation Information: Holzforschung, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/HF.2009.114.

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