Microwave ISM applications in Brazil are reviewed, with special emphasys on industrial. applications and measurement techniques of the dielectric properties of materials, where developments have been most sicgnificant.
Special techniques for measuring the properties of typical Brazilian soils for radiometric applications in satellite remote sensing are discussed.
High power microwave techniques are presented and analyzed.
Industrial applications in ceramics, chemical products, food processing, sterilization, production of alcohol, and many others are explained. The design of special applicators for the above techniques, including continuous processing apparatus, detectors, special loads and waveguide configurations are reviewed.
Various methods for obtaining the dielectric constant of solid and liquid substanlces are presented, and experimental techniques are analyzed.
Biological and medical applications are in early stages of development, but present a great potential in the coming years at various well equipped medical institutions.
In conclusion, the great potential of microwave non-communications applications in Brazil is explained, with promising achievements in the years ahead.