Method for analysing a substance in a container
2006 (English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Method and apparatus for analyzing a substance in a container, the method comprising the steps of: disposing antenna means (3) at a predetermined geometrical distance (L) from a container portion (13); transmitting a signal from said antenna means through a surface portion (12) of the substance towards said container portion; receiving a first reflected signal in said antenna means from said container portion; determining a geometrical distance (L1) from the surface portion to the container portion; varying the frequency of the transmitted signal to determine a first phase displacement between the transmitted signal and the first reflected signal; determining an optical distance from the surface portion to the container portion based on the first phase displacement; and determining the index of refraction (nt) of said substance based on the optical and geometrical from the surface portion to the container portion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-22991OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-22991DiVA: diva2:631033
US 7,733,267 B2 (2010-06-08)