Spatio-temporal flow pattern observations using bio-inspired hair flow sensors

A.M.K. Dagamseh, Sarah Hmeidi, Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen

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    Abstract

    In nature, sensing is a fundamental property of virtually all living creatures. For many insects airflow patterns, as observed by means of their hair-sensors, carry highly valuable information exposing the sources of these flows. Flow-sensor arrays can be used to extract spatio-temporal flow fields rather than average or local flow quantities. Here we investigate the possibility to measure spatio-temporal airflow fields generated by a pulsed-like airflow by means of our artificial hair-sensors and hair-sensor arrays. The measurements show the hair-sensors’ ability to follow the changes in the flow field with sufficient temporal and spatial resolution. Such a system can be used for reconstructing hydrodynamic images of moving bodies to be implemented in guiding robots purposes even in total darkness.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2015 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, DTIP 2015
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY
    Pages250-253
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8627-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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    PublisherIEEE Robotics and Automation Society

    Keywords

    • TST-Life like
    • EWI-26333
    • IR-97822
    • METIS-312729

    Cite this

    Dagamseh, A. M. K., Hmeidi, S., & Krijnen, G. J. M. (2015). Spatio-temporal flow pattern observations using bio-inspired hair flow sensors. In 2015 Symposium on Design, Test, Integration and Packaging of MEMS/MOEMS, DTIP 2015 (pp. 250-253). USA: IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY. https://doi.org/10.1109/DTIP.2015.7161014