Active thermography for potato characterization Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper describes the design of a semi-automated heating and scanning system and analytic method for potato characterization. Potatoes are heated using lamps in a heating chamber and then transferred on a movable fixture to an imaging chamber. A non-linear model was designed to predict which potatoes have excessive sugar defects and the model was evaluated with good results. Results from this research will benefit potato growers and manufacturers/producers of potato-based products such as chips and fries.

name of conference

  • Thermosense XXX

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Hsieh, S., & Sun, C.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Hsieh, Sheng-Jen||Sun, Chih-Chen

editor list (cited editors)

  • Vavilov, V. P., & Burleigh, D. D.

publication date

  • March 2008