2 February 2007 Artificial hair cell and artificial lateral line
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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.
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Yingchen Yang, Yingchen Yang, Nannan Chen, Nannan Chen, Craig Tucker, Craig Tucker, Jonathan Engel, Jonathan Engel, Saunvit Pandya, Saunvit Pandya, Chang Liu, Chang Liu, "Artificial hair cell and artificial lateral line", Proc. SPIE 6479, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices IV, 647919 (2 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710582; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.710582

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