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.
At least one of the students must be enrolled in Radio Systems (ELECTENG 721).
Lab allocations have not been finalised