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DIELECTRIC RESONATOR THERMOMETER AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME

A thermometer is provided. A housing has at least one opening. A dielectric element is disposed in the housing. At least one microwave guide is coupled to the at least one opening for providing a signal into the dielectric element for propagation at a resonant frequency and for receiving the signal from the dielectric element. A temperature determination unit receives the signal from the at least one microwave guide, measures the resonant frequency of the dielectric element, and determines the temperature of the dielectric element based on a relationship between resonant frequency and temperature of the dielectric element. 
Inventors: 
Micahel Moldover, Gregory Strouse, Dean Ripple
Patent Number: 
8,123,399
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
07-011
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