Ultrasound data acquisition system design for collecting high quality RF data from beef carcasses in the slaughterhouse environment

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Abstract

Ultrasound has considerable potential to accurately and precisely grade beef. Currently, beef quality grades (taste and tenderness) and yield grades (amount of meat) are assigned by a human who visually inspects and subjectively assigns a grade to a beef carcass. The ultimate goal of this work is a an automated and objective grading process. The current phase of the work is not to construct an ultrasound grading device but rather to determine which of these ultrasound related and derived quantities best correlate to each grade. In order to make this determination, an ultrasound data acquisition system capable of acquiring large amounts of high-quality RF data from beef carcasses has been constructed. This paper presents the engineering concepts and construction details of an ultrasound data acquisition device to be used as a research tool for this application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1992 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1039-1044
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780305620
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event1992 Ultrasonics Symposium - Tucson, United States
Duration: Oct 20 1992Oct 23 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
Volume1992-October
ISSN (Print)1051-0117

Conference

Conference1992 Ultrasonics Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityTucson
Period10/20/9210/23/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Hein, L. A., Novakofski, J. A., & O'Brien, W. D. (1992). Ultrasound data acquisition system design for collecting high quality RF data from beef carcasses in the slaughterhouse environment. In 1992 Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings (pp. 1039-1044). [276019] (Proceedings - IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium; Vol. 1992-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.1992.276019