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Integrated, Low-Cost and Stand-Alone Micro-Optical System for Grape Maturation and Vine Hydric Stress Monitoring

Objective

This project aims at the development of fully integrated, small, low-cost, standalone smart system used for grape maturation
monitoring. It will consist of an optical detection head ( flexible strip or transparent canopy) connected to the grape bunch,
including power, signal pre-processing, and wireless communications. The detection head will be optically based (UV-VIS-NIR) using
an integration of LED sources and photodiode/interference filter arrays at wafer level or wafer package level. This project aims
at the development of a fully integrated, small, low-cost, standalone device used for grape maturation and vine hydric stress
monitoring. It will consist of an optical detection head connected to the top of the grape bunch, including power, signal
preprocessing, and communications. Reflectance and fluorescence measurements will be used at various wavelengths to probe spectral signatures for phenols (for instance anthocyanins reflectance have a maximum absorption band at around 500-540nm, and flavonols-reflectance at 300-400 at about 370nm), for clorophile chlorophylls (fluorescence at 680-750nm) and other indexes. pH and Brix will be correlated with the optical reflectance and fluorescence measurements. The project concept originated from conversations between Sogrape (a major wine producing company with estates in Portugal, Spain, Chile and Australia and the realization of the pressing need for the development of a standalone device for grape maturation and vine hydric stress control. Partners with the required know
how were then contacted to bring in and incorporate the various components required at wafer level, wafer package level, component level and system level necessary for the devclopment of an electronic smart system. Furthemore, the consortium as a whole can carry developed systems into volume production.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 757 500

Participants (5)

INESC MICROSISTEMAS E NANOTECNOLOGIAS - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES PARA OS MICROSISTEMAS E AS NANOTECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 548 472
Address
Rua Alves Redol 9
1000 029 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 369 345
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 527 073
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOGRAPE VINHOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 190 825
Address
Lugar De Aldeia Nova
4430 761 Vila Nova De Gaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTOMATION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
Via Luigi Cagnola 35/A
20081 Abbiategrasso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)