Biochemical canal sensors inspired by canal neuromasts for ultrasensitive flow sensing

A.G.P. G.P. Kottapalli, Mohsen Asadnia , J.M. M. Miao, M.S. S. Triantafyllou

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Abstract

Fishes use their mechanosensory lateral-line system to detect minute disturbances underwater. The lateral-lines consist of superficial and canal neuromast (SN and CN) sensory sub-systems. Unlike SNs which are exposed to external flow directly, the CNs, due to the presence of canals, have a higher immunity to noise and greater signal selectivity. In this paper, we present the design, fabrication and experimental characterization of arrays of zero-powered and ultrasensitive MEMS piezoelectric hair cell sensors encapsulated into biomimetic canals. The experimental characterization of the MEMS canal encapsulated sensors in the presence of steady and unsteady flow conditions validates the biomechanical high-pass filtering function of the canals. © 2015 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
EditorsJürgen Brugger, Wouter van der Wijngaart
Place of PublicationEstoril, Portugal
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages500-503
Number of pages4
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) - Estoril, Portugal
Duration: 18 Jan 201522 Jan 2015

Conference

Conference2015 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
CountryPortugal
CityEstoril
Period18/01/1522/01/15

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