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Fresh Fruit Tracking System

Objective

The objective of project FRUIT is to develop an integrated product-life tracking system for citrus fruit products. The system will track fruit from its selection at a packing station, through its subsequent transportation across national boundaries, to its consumer market destination.

The project aims to develop:

- a tracking system within the packing house
- a prototype sensor for the non-invasive sensing of gases and volatile substances relevant to fruit treatment
- a prototype card with drive and control functions, processing and storage capacity, and sensor integration
- a distributed database
- design requirements for converting the hardware into a smart-card using VLSI technology.

The system will be demonstrated in citrus fruit packing stations in Greece and Spain, within refrigerated transport units, and at receipt and display at the point of sale in the UK or other member states.

EXPLOITATION

The main benefit of the system will be to provide vendors and consumers with information on the quality and life expectancy of the product.

Coordinator

University of the West of England, Bristol
Address
Coldharbour Lane Frenchay
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

FOOD MACHINERY ESPANOLA
Spain
Address
Jesus Morante Borras, 24, 90
46012 Valencia
Robotec Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Glaisdale Drive Bilborough
NG8 4GP Nottingham
Syntax Factory Automation SpA
Italy
Address
Via Vincenzo Vela 27
10129 Torino
TRADEMCO
Greece
Address
Semitelou 2A
11528 Athenes