Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Systems and Methods for Detection of Dielectric Change in Material and Structure


Methods and systems are described for efficiently detecting an object. The system includes at least one electrode for measuring a displacement current. The at least one electrode is coupled to a floating ground configuration provided by an op-amp, where the inverting node of the op-amp is coupled to electrode and the non-inverting node is coupled to a signal generator. The system may include a single capacitance sensor for detecting an object. Systems may include a plurality of capacitance sensors in an array configuration for detecting an object.

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Robert E. Martinez; Stephen A. Cerwin; Todd H. Goyen