Optical Sensor for Analyzing a Stream of an Agricultural Product to Determine its Constituents (RFT-30)

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Invention Summary

An optical sensor for use in measuring constituents of an agricultural product. An optical sensing window passes a stream of the agricultural product, and a radiation source irradiates the stream as it passes through the optical sensing window. A receiver receives radiation transmitted through the stream and converts it into a corresponding electrical signal using a spectrometer. The electrical signal is digitized to produce a series of data points corresponding to particular wavelengths. A processor normalizes the data points using a reference value in order to generate processed data points that can be used to predict a constituent content of the agricultural product.

Patents

US Patent No. 6,845,326 "Optical Sensor For Analyzing A Stream of An Agricultural Product to Determine Its Constituents"

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