Bio-inspired hair-based inertial sensors

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

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    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
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Print)978-008100260-5
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials


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

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