Subsurface Monitoring of Water in Soil

Masoud Ghandehari, Konstantinos Kostarelos, Christian S. Vimer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter demonstrates the usefulness of Near-Infrared optical fiber analysis for sensing moisture migration in soil. As a result of a series of experiments and laboratory testing a number of sensing probes have been developed that are comprised of optical fibers using the evanescent field as the signal transduction mechanism. The movement of water through dry sand was simulated in the laboratory and the sensors were used in situ to measure the variation of soil moisture in real time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameSmart Sensors, Measurement and Instrumentation
ISSN (Print)2194-8402
ISSN (Electronic)2194-8410

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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