Cricket inspired flow-sensor arrays


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Jaganatharaja, Ramasubramanian Kottumakulal (2011) Cricket inspired flow-sensor arrays. thesis.

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Abstract:Crickets, like many other arthropods, are evolved with an astonishing sensory system, which plays a vital role in their survival. Located at the rear-end of the crickets, are a pair of sensory appendages called cerci, carrying numerous mechano-receptive filiform hairs. These filiform hairs are capable of detecting minute air fluctuations in their environment, down to 0.03 mm/s amplitude. The filiform hairs respond by rotation to air movement, thereby initiating a neural response. The cercal filiform hair sensors have fascinated biologists and recently inspired MEMS engineers in developing a new line of bio-inspired mechanical sensors.
Item Type:Thesis
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/77601
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036532150
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