Parametric Amplification and Stochastic Resonance in Bio-Inspired Hair Flow Sensors

H. Droogendijk, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    Inspired by crickets and its perception for flow phenomena, artificial hair flow sensors have been developed successfully in our group. The realization of array structures and improvement of fabrication methodologies have led to better performance, making it possible to detect and measure flow velocities in the range of sub-mm/s. To improve the performance of these artificial hair flow sensors even further, we will make use of non-linear effects. In nature a wide range of such effects exist (filtering, parametric amplification, etc.) and can give a rise in sensitivity, dynamic range and selectivity. Here, we propose to use parametric amplification and stochastic resonance to improve our flow sensor performance.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationThe Sense of Contact 12
    Place of PublicationLeusden
    PublisherFHI - Federatie Van Technologiebranches
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-90-74702-56-0
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010
    Event12th Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact 2010 - Conferentiecentrum Woudschoten, Zeist, Netherlands
    Duration: 8 Apr 20108 Apr 2010
    Conference number: 12

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    PublisherFHI Federatie Van Technologiebranches


    Workshop12th Sensor Technology Conference Sense of Contact 2010


    • METIS-271121
    • EWI-18768
    • TST-Life like
    • IR-74631

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