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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 09)
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Oil Palm Physical and Optical Characteristics from Two Different Planting Materials

Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hazir and Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff
Corresponding Author:  Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hazir 

Key words:  Oil palm FFB, optical sensor, physical characteristics, RGB digital number, tenera, ,
Vol. 3 , (09): 953-962
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2011 July, 07 2011 August, 27 2011 September, 20

This study discovers the uniqueness of physical and optical characteristics of the oil palm Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) and is based on two different tenera planting materials namely PORIM SERIES 1 (PS 1) and PORIM SERIES 2 (PS 2). Three methods have been done to determine the characteristics which are as follows; 1) manual approach by measuring the weight, length, width and circumference of oil palm FFB, 2) machine vision technique for color information extraction and 3) multi-band portable, active optical sensor system to determine the chlorophyll and anthocyanin content. A total of thirty bunches were standardized into a ripe grade and have been used as samples in this study. The results showed that each planting material produces different physical and optical characteristics. The correlation between the weight and linear dimensions of oil palm FFB was found to be 80%. This study gives very important information in helping researchers on the development of future non-contact and non-destruction oil palm FFB grading equipment and system.
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Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hazir and Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, 2011. Oil Palm Physical and Optical Characteristics from Two Different Planting Materials.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 3(09): 953-962.
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