Air flow senser for an insect-like flapping wing

Hidetoshi Takahashi, Eiji Iwase, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Isao Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on a thin piezoresistive cantilever for measuring air flow velocity around flapping wings. To measure the air flow velocity at a point of the wing directly, our sensor was attached to the leading edge of the wing. The sensor was designed to be 1 ?m thick. Because of the scale effect, the influence of the inertial force was small during flow measurement. The sensor had the sensitivity of 0.56 - 0.96 × 10-3 (m/s)-2 as well as the directivity. By using the micro flow sensor, we measured the perpendicular air flow velocity at the point of the leading edge of the wing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEMS 2008 Tucson - 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
Pages916-919
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 29
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2008 Tucson - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 132008 Jan 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2008 Tucson
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period08/1/1308/1/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Takahashi, H., Iwase, E., Matsumoto, K., & Shimoyama, I. (2008). Air flow senser for an insect-like flapping wing. In MEMS 2008 Tucson - 21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (pp. 916-919). [4443806] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2008.4443806