Optimized biomimetic hair sensor arrays for sensing oscillating air flows

R.K. Jaganatharaja, C.M. Bruinink, M. Kolster, Theodorus S.J. Lammerink, Remco J. Wiegerink, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    Artificial hair sensor arrays are bio-inspired from flow-sensitive filiform hairs of the crickets, one of nature’s best in sensing small air flows. The presented hair sensor arrays aim to realize higher sensitivities compared to our previous sensor arrays by means of model-based design optimizations and fabricated with advanced MEMS technologies. The artificial hair-sensor arrays display a clear figure-of-eight response and show remarkable sensitivities to oscillating air flows down to 0.85 mm/s surpassing noise levels even at 1 kHz operational bandwidths.
    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

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    PublisherForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    ISSN (Print)1433-5565


    Conference1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing, NBM 2009
    Abbreviated titleNBM
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    • Capacitive sensors
    • IR-68866
    • METIS-264232
    • EWI-16985
    • Artificial Hair Sensors
    • Biomimetics
    • TST-Life like
    • array sensors

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