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Optical and mechanical nondestructive tests for measuring tomato fruit firmness
Author(s): Ricardo A. Manivel-Chávez; M. G. Garnica-Romo; Gabriel Arroyo-Correa; Jorge I. Aranda-Sánchez
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Paper Abstract

Ripening is one of the most important processes to occur in fruits which involve changes in color, flavor, and texture. An important goal in quality control of fruits is to substitute traditional sensory testing methods with reliable nondestructive tests (NDT). In this work we study the firmness of tomato fruits by using optical and mechanical NDT. Optical and mechanical parameters, measured along the tomato shelf life, are shown.

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Date Published: 3 November 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 801176 (3 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902157
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Ricardo A. Manivel-Chávez, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Mexico)
M. G. Garnica-Romo, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Mexico)
Gabriel Arroyo-Correa, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Mexico)
Jorge I. Aranda-Sánchez, Univ. Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8011:
22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World
Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Ramón Rodríguez-Vera; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe; Rufino Díaz-Uribe, Editor(s)

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