A droplet routing technique for fault-tolerant digital microfluidic devices
Zhang, Xiao and Proosdij van, Frits and Kerkhoff, Hans G. (2008) A droplet routing technique for fault-tolerant digital microfluidic devices. In: IEEE 14th International Mixed-Signals, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2008, 18-20 June 2007, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
|Abstract:||Abstract—Efficient droplet routing is one of the key approaches for realizing fault-tolerant microfluidic biochips. It requires that run-time diagnosis and fault recovery can be made possible in such systems. This paper describes a droplet routing technique for a fault-tolerant digital microfluidic platform. This technique features handling of many microfluidic operations simultaneously and uses on-chip sensors for diagnosis at run-time.
Once a fault is detected during the droplet routing, recovery procedures will be started-up immediately. Faulty units on the chip will be marked and isolated from the array so that the remaining droplets can still be routed along a fault-free path to their destinations. This method guarantees a non-stop fault-tolerant operation for very large microfluidic arrays.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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