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SpiderSpec: a low-cost compact colorimeter with IoT functionality
Author(s): Anna Grazia Mignani; Andrea Azelio Mencaglia; Massimo Baldi; Leonardo Ciaccheri
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Paper Abstract

A miniaturized device for colorimetry is presented that utilizes a LED array for illumination and a compact spectrometer for detection. It can be battery-powered, operated locally as a stand-alone device, or connected via wi-fi to the internet. It has potentials to be remotely operated by means of a tablet or a smartphone. In practice, it consists of a low-cost hardware configuration that is adaptable via software to the user’s most varied requests, as a spectroscopic platform appropriate for a variety of applications. The hardware and software modules can be designed with different performances, complexities and costs, with the aim of making the colorimeter a device for Internet-of-Things use. It will be suitable for a selected range of consumer applications, as well as for targeted industrial, environmental, and food applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2015
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9655, Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference, 96550P (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184986
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Anna Grazia Mignani, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
Andrea Azelio Mencaglia, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
Massimo Baldi, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
Leonardo Ciaccheri, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9655:
Fifth Asia-Pacific Optical Sensors Conference
Byoungho Lee; Sang-Bae Lee; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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