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 publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages916-919
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2008 Tucson - Tucson, AZ
Duration: 2008 Jan 132008 Jan 17

Other

Other21st IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2008 Tucson
CityTucson, AZ
Period08/1/1308/1/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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