Learning from Crickets: Artificial Hair-Sensor Array Developments

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    We have successfully developed biomimetic flowsensitive hair-sensor arrays taking inspiration from mechanosensory hairs of crickets. Our current generation of sensors achieves sub mm/s threshold air-flow sensitivity for single hairs operating in a bandwidth of a few hundred Hz and is the result of a few iterations in which the natural system (i.e. crickets filiform hair based mechano-sensors) have shown ample guidance to optimization. Important clues with respect to mechanical design, aerodynamics, viscous coupling effects and canopy based signal processing have been used during the course of our research. It is only by consideration of all these effects that we now may start thinking of systems performing a “flow-camera‿ function as found in nature in a variety of species.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2010 Conference
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-8168-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
    Event9th IEEE Sensors 2010 - Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, United States
    Duration: 1 Nov 20104 Nov 2010
    Conference number: 9

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    Conference9th IEEE Sensors 2010
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • flow camera
    • flow sensor arrays
    • EWI-12149
    • Bio-inspired
    • METIS-275999
    • IR-75552
    • Biomimetics
    • TST-Life like

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