Introducing a Novel Technique of Detecting Fruits Contaminations Using Terahertz Sensing

Ren, A. , Zahid, A., Imran, M. A. , Alomainy, A. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2019) Introducing a Novel Technique of Detecting Fruits Contaminations Using Terahertz Sensing. In: 2019 International Workshop on Antenna Technology (iWAT 2019), Miami, FL, 3-6 March 2019, ISBN 9781538682692 (doi:10.1109/IWAT.2019.8730602)

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Abstract

This paper mainly presents preliminary results by employing terahertz technology for determining the moisture content (MC) of fruits slices over the course of seven days. In this paper, a novel technique has been presented to determine the transmission and path-loss response of fruits during the loss of moisture content by employing the integrated system of vector network analyzer (VNA) techniques and Swissto12 system over the frequency range from 0.75 THz to 1.1 THz. The results presented in this paper showed that the decreasing MC with the every passing day caused the differences in transmission and path-loss response, which further indicates that the different concentration of substances in fruit emerges a unique absorption characteristic. The application proposed here can be employed for the feasible and non-invasive method of determining the quality control of fruits.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zahid, Adnan and Ren, Dr Aifeng and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Ren, A., Zahid, A., Imran, M. A., Alomainy, A., and Abbasi, Q. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
ISBN:9781538682692
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