Bioactivity evaluation and freshness identification of cantaloupe fruit (Cucumis melo L. var. cantaloupensis) using biospeckle method
Keywords:Speckle, bioactivity, cantaloupe, freshness
Biospeckle can be used as a method for analysis the activity of biological materials illuminated with laser beam. Physically, biospeckles are the result of scattering of coherent light on moving particles inside living tissue. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate biospeckle activity and determine the degree of ripeness of cantaloupe fruit using observation of its dynamic speckle pattern. The speckle pattern of laser light scattered in cantaloupe fruits were measured through their quantification. For the quantification of the variation by biospeckle, two different methods of image analysis were used: moment of inertia and profiles of time history speckle pattern (THSP) which contains data of time information of dynamic speckle. Furthermore, the result of measurement of the dynamic speckle varies for fruits as their quality decrease, and the values change with the position of images.
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