Model-based optimization and adaptivity of cricket-inspired biomimetic artificial hair sensor arrays

R.K. Jaganatharaja, N. Izadi, J. Floris, Theodorus S.J. Lammerink, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    We present a model for our cricket-inspired, biomimetic, artificial hair sensors, to analyze the sensitivity dependence on structural and geometrical parameters. Based on this model, feasible design improvements to achieve an increased sensitivity are discussed and a figure of merit to evaluate sensor performance is defined. Also, we discuss the results of a novel approach to implement adaptive sensor arrays through DC-biasing based on the electrostatic spring-softening effect. Experimental results show a clear theoreti¬cal accordance and tunability of system’s resonance frequency, providing opportunities for frequency focusing and selective sensitivity.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationMicroMechanics Europe Workshop 2007
    Place of PublicationGuimarães, Portugal
    PublisherUniversity of Minho
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-972-98603-3-1
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2007
    Event18th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop, MME 2007 - Guimaraes, Portugal
    Duration: 16 Sep 200718 Sep 2007
    Conference number: 18

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    PublisherUniversity of Minho


    Workshop18th MicroMechanics Europe Workshop, MME 2007
    Abbreviated titleMME


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    • EWI-11171
    • IR-64387

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    Jaganatharaja, R. K., Izadi, N., Floris, J., Lammerink, T. S. J., Wiegerink, R. J., & Krijnen, G. J. M. (2007). Model-based optimization and adaptivity of cricket-inspired biomimetic artificial hair sensor arrays. In MicroMechanics Europe Workshop 2007 (pp. 203-206). Guimarães, Portugal: University of Minho.