Developing the ultimate biomimetic flow-sensor array

C.M. Bruinink, R.K. Jaganatharaja, Meint J. de Boer, Johan W. Berenschot, M.L. Kolster, Theodorus S.J. Lammerink, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    This contribution reports on the major developments and achievements in our group on fabricating highly sensitive biomimetic flow-sensor arrays. The mechanoreceptive sensory hairs of crickets are taken as a model system for their ability to perceive flow signals at thermal noise levels and, moreover, to extract spatio-temporal flow information of the surroundings. To reach our final goal, i.e., a flow camera consisting of biomimetic flow-sensor arrays, most of our efforts have been focusing on increasing the performance of the biomimetic flow sensors and reliability of the fabrication process, respectively, by sensor-model optimizations and by optimization of processing procedures and materials.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing
    Place of PublicationJuelich, Germany
    PublisherForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Number of pages1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-89336-583-8
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2009
    Event1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing, NBM 2009 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 26 Oct 200928 Oct 2009
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    PublisherForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    ISSN (Print)1433-5565


    Conference1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing, NBM 2009
    Abbreviated titleNBM
    Internet address


    • METIS-264245
    • Flow sensor
    • Biomimetic
    • TST-Life like
    • Optimization
    • fabrication
    • EWI-17011
    • IR-68978

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