Monitoring Quality Control of Fruits Using Terahertz Sensing

Ren, A. , Zahid, A., Imran, M. A. , Abbasi, Q. H. and Alomainy, A. (2019) Monitoring Quality Control of Fruits Using Terahertz Sensing. In: 2019 IEEE Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 07-12 Jul 2019, ISBN 9781728106939 (doi:10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2019.8888479)

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel application of terahertz (THz) sensing to monitor the quality of fruits by detecting the moisture content (MC) and the transmission response. The preliminary results show that the difference of loss in MC value from day 1 to day 3 is only 15% for pear slice, while that is 62% for apple slice, which causes the significant difference in the transmission response between pear and apple slices in the first 3 days. The results indicate that the relationship between the concentration of inner substances and the path loss of the THz radiation is very close to the absorption characteristics of the samples in the THz region. The application presented here can be extended to analyze the internal dielectric properties of fruits and obtain the spectral signatures of different compositions and the biomass quality control in fruits.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Zahid, Mr Adnan and Ren, Dr Aifeng and Abbasi, Dr Qammer
Authors: Ren, A., Zahid, A., Imran, M. A., Abbasi, Q. H., and Alomainy, A.
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
ISSN:1522-3965
ISBN:9781728106939
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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