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Bio-inspired flow and acoustic sensor
Author(s): Junliang Tao; Xiong Yu; Jim Berrilla
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the efforts toward the development of bio-inspired flow and acoustic sensor from fish. Anatomy study has indicated a basic transduction element is the hairy structure. This study describes the fabrication of sensing element that emulate the mechano-electrical transduction mechanism. These include the use of advanced lithographic technology for sensor electrode deposition. The sensor was polarized under high voltage gradient. Preliminary experimental evaluation indicates that the hairy structures are responsive to external excitations. Especially, the hairy structure made of the SDW method not only produces transduction component for mechano-electrical coupling, it is also rugged, sensitive and fracture resistant. The hairy structure also features directional sensitivity which could be used for acoustic field direction determination. The hairy structure is being further refined and will ultimately be integrated into develop bio-inspired flow and acoustic sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8019, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X, 80190R (2 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.886564
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Junliang Tao, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Jim Berrilla, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8019:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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