Hams Automated Monitoring System


HAMS - 8095

Keywords food industry, image processing, mechatronics, neural networks, pattern recognition, sensors, vision systems, ham, meat


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

The objective of HAMS is to develop an inspection and monitoring system for the selection, classification and curing of ham, centred around a vision system and sensors to monitor specific chemical compounds. The prime target is to reduce the occurrence of "bone taints" and "souring" suffered by dry-cured hams and hence increase quality and reduce economic losses.

A prototype system will be designed and implemented with the following features:


CONTACT POINT

Mr Martín Barandela
Gamesa Aeronaútica
Nieves Cano, 29D
Aptdo 628
E - 01080 Vitoria
tel: + 34 / 45 146504
fax: + 34 / 45 278599
telex: 35455 GAM E

Participants

GAMESA - E - C
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY - UK - P
SSICA - I - P
EFFE - I - P
GAIKER - E - P
CAMPOFRIO - E - P
UNIVERSITY OF WEST ENGLAND - UK - P


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HAMS - 8095, December 1993


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