Contact Acoustic Emission Detector (CAED)
We have developed a new apple tester – the Contact Acoustic Emission Detector (CAED). CAED replaces the sensory panel for quality assessment. A standard procedure requires 10 apples of a certain material only and lasts only 10 minutes to classify their texture to one of 10 grades.
User manual can be downloaded here (PDF in Polish)
- Zdunek A., Cybulska J., Konopacka D., Rutkowski K. 2011. Evaluation of apple texture with contact acoustic emission detector: a study on performance of calibration models. Journal of Food Engineering, 106, 80-87.
- Zdunek A., Cybulska J., Konopacka D., Rutkowski K. 2010. New contact acoustic emission detector for texture evaluation of apples. Journal of Food Engineering, 99, 83-91.
- Zdunek A, Cybulska J., Konopacka D., Rutkowski K. 2011. Inter-laboratory analysis of firmness and sensory texture of stored apples. International Agrophysics. 25, 67-75.
CAED was developed under the NR 12 0031 04 project founded by The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR).