Cricket Inspired Flow-Sensor Arrays

R.K. Jaganatharaja

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Crickets, like many other arthropods, are evolved with an astonishing sensory system, which plays a vital role in their survival. Located at the rear-end of the crickets, are a pair of sensory appendages called cerci, carrying numerous mechano-receptive filiform hairs. These filiform hairs are capable of detecting minute air fluctuations in their environment, down to 0.03 mm/s amplitude. The filiform hairs respond by rotation to air movement, thereby initiating a neural response. The cercal filiform hair sensors have fascinated biologists and recently inspired MEMS engineers in developing a new line of bio-inspired mechanical sensors.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Krijnen, G. , Supervisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date29 Jun 2011
    Place of PublicationZutphen
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-3215-0
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2011


    • TST-Life like
    • METIS-281605
    • EWI-20909
    • IR-77601


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