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Artificial hair cell and artificial lateral line
Author(s): Yingchen Yang; Nannan Chen; Craig Tucker; Jonathan Engel; Saunvit Pandya; Chang Liu
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Paper Abstract

We report the development and application of an artificial hair cell (AHC) flow sensor inspired by biological systems. With optimized design and fabrication process, the AHC is characterized in terms of sensitivity, calibration, and robustness. Especially, an AHC can discern variations of water flow down to 0.1mm/s and survive 55o deflections. The sensor has been applied to flow field measurements, matching perfectly with analytical and previous experimental results. By employing arrays of such AHC sensors, an artificial lateral line is constructed for biomimetic studies on localizing and tracking hydrodynamic events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6479, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IV, 647919 (2 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710582
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Yingchen Yang, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Nannan Chen, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Craig Tucker, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jonathan Engel, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Saunvit Pandya, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Chang Liu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6479:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IV
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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