Bio-inspired hair-based inertial sensors

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

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    Abstract

    In biology, hair-based sensor systems are used regularly for measurement of physical quantities like acceleration, flow, rotational rate, and IR light. In this chapter, two different types of bio-inspired sensors for inertial measurement are discussed, which have been developed using surface micromachining and SU-8 lithography. First, an accelerometer inspired by the cricket’s clavate hair is presented. Second, a gyroscope inspired by the fly’s haltere is treated. For both, sensors are the necessary models presented, and guidelines are derived for optimization. Also, their performance is compared to their biological counterpart and the biomimetic potential is discussed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBiomimetic Technologies: Principles and Applications
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages93-119
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)978-008100260-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials
    PublisherElsevier

    Keywords

    • TST-Life like
    • EWI-26261
    • hair-sensor
    • METIS-314955
    • IR-98011
    • Bio-inspired
    • Inertial sensor

    Cite this

    Droogendijk, H., de Boer, M. J., Sanders, R. G. P., & Krijnen, G. J. M. (2015). Bio-inspired hair-based inertial sensors. In Biomimetic Technologies: Principles and Applications (pp. 93-119). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100249-0.00005-7