The University of Auckland

Project #17: Measurement of kiwifruit ripeness using radio waves

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Description:

Kiwifruit are harvested when firm and ripen during storage/transportation. Consequently, there is significant commercial interest in monitoring the ripeness of fruit while in storage. Radio waves are particularly sensitive to the content of free water in a material, which increases as a fruit ripens.  The aims of this project are to develop, implement and test novel near-field antenna structures to detect changes in the water content of kiwifruit.

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At least one of the students must be enrolled in Radio Systems (ELECTENG 721).

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