An angular acceleration sensor inspired by the vestibular system with a fully circular fluid-channel and thermal read-out

Jarno Groenesteijn, H. Droogendijk, Meint J. de Boer, Remco G.P. Sanders, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    Abstract

    We report on an angular accelerometer based on the semicircular channels of the vestibular system. The accelerometer consists of a water-filled circular tube, wherein the fluid flow velocity is measured thermally as a representation for the external angular acceleration. Measurements show a linear response for angular acceleration amplitudes up to 2*10^5 degrees s^−2.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationTechnical Digest of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA, USA
    PublisherThe Printing House, Inc.
    Pages696-699
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3508-6
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2014
    Event27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014 - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 26 Jan 201430 Jan 2014
    Conference number: 27

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE

    Conference

    Conference27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2014
    Abbreviated titleMEMS
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period26/01/1430/01/14

    Keywords

    • TST-Life like
    • METIS-303977
    • IR-89469
    • EWI-24183

    Cite this

    Groenesteijn, J., Droogendijk, H., de Boer, M. J., Sanders, R. G. P., Wiegerink, R. J., & Krijnen, G. J. M. (2014). An angular acceleration sensor inspired by the vestibular system with a fully circular fluid-channel and thermal read-out. In Technical Digest of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 696-699). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: The Printing House, Inc..