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Plastic optical fibre sensor for Madeira wine monitoring
Author(s): C. Novo; L. Bilro; N. Alberto; P. Antunes; R. Nogueira; J. L. Pinto
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Paper Abstract

Madeira wine is a fortified wine produced in Madeira Island, Portugal. Its characteristics are strongly influenced by the winemaking method used which includes a typical and unique step called estufagem. This process consists on heating the wine up to 55 ºC for at least 3 months. In this paper, the characterization of the sensor for the pilot scale facility of estufagem installed in Madeira University is presented, being the device an optimization of a previous version. The response of the sensor was tested towards colour and refractive index, showing a good performance. Madeira wine with different estufagem times was also analysed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 92862Q (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2060322
Show Author Affiliations
C. Novo, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
L. Bilro, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
N. Alberto, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
P. Antunes, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
R. Nogueira, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
J. L. Pinto, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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