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Author ORCID Identifier


Open Access Dissertation

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

Degree Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Year Degree Awarded


Month Degree Awarded


First Advisor

Paul Siqueira

Subject Categories

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forest Sciences


L-band FMCW radar is implemented for monitoring forest dynamics. It took short-term and long-term measurements with an internal calibration system that guarantees stability and precision. The radar data is compared to in-situ measurement, which infers causal relationships between radar backscatter signal and forest physiology index such as tree dielectric. This paper explains the relationship between radar signals and environmental components such as precipitation based on the measurement. The radar demonstrates some interesting observations, for example, trees' daily activity and freeze-thaw process.


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