• 10:35-11:00
  • Zaal 3

Miniaturized near-infrared spectral sensors for agrifood applications

  • Dr. Maurangelo Petruzzella
  • Eindhoven University of Technology

We will discuss the development of innovative spectral sensors capable of identify and quantify key properties of fruits, plants and soils along the full food production chain: on the field by farmers, in greenhouses, in storage areas, in the process line on conveyor belts. This innovative technology is based on detector arrays sensitive to distinct infrared bands, having dimensions similar to current smartphone’s cameras. They will offer a fast, contactless, and non-invasive method to retrieve the key composition of materials without the need of sample preparation, directly on-the-field.