Adaptive, cricket-inspired artificial hair sensor arrays

R.K. Jaganatharaja, N. Izadi, J. Floris, Theodorus S.J. Lammerink, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    Abstract

    In this work, we present a model for our biomimetic, artificial hair sensors, to analyze the sensitivity dependence on their structural and geometrical parameters. Based on this model, feasible design improvements to achieve an increased sensitivity are discussed and a figure of merit to evaluate sensor performance is defined. Also, we discuss the results of a novel approach to implement adaptive sensor arrays through DC-biasing based on the electrostatic spring-softening effect. Experimental results show a clear theoretical accordance and tunability of system’s resonance frequency, providing opportunities for frequency focusing and selective sensitivity.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication10th Annual Workshop on Semiconductor Advances for Future Electronics and Sensors (SAFE)
    Place of PublicationUtrecht
    PublisherTechnology Foundation
    Pages589-593
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-90-73461-49-9
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Nov 2007
    Event10th Annual Workshop on Semiconductor Advances for Future Electronics and Sensors, SAFE 2007 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 29 Nov 200730 Nov 2007

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherTechnology Foundation, STW

    Workshop

    Workshop10th Annual Workshop on Semiconductor Advances for Future Electronics and Sensors, SAFE 2007
    CountryNetherlands
    CityVeldhoven
    Period29/11/0730/11/07

    Keywords

    • TST-Life like
    • TST-SENSORS
    • EWI-11665
    • spring-softening
    • METIS-247040
    • Biomimetics
    • Artificial Hair Sensors
    • IR-62091
    • Adaptivity

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