Determination of fruit maturity
The project deals with the development of an objective measuring device for maturity of fruits. Near-infrared spectroscopy is used as a non-destructive method to determine the maturity by analyzing absorption spectra. A measuring device consisting of low-cost components was created to be easily deployed in everyday life. The developed case of the device includes an optical unit, a sensor circuit board for measuring radiation and a software for evaluation of the measurements. A prototypical system was developed in this project and its applicablity was shown by determining the maturity of pears.
The project was realized by L. Schröder and W. Streck.