Crocodile inspired Dome Pressure sensor for hydrodynamic sensing

E. Kanhere, N. Wang, M. Asadnia, A. G P Kottapalli, J. M. Miao

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Abstract

This work is inspired by the 'Dome Pressure Receptors' (DPRs), which are scattered on the skin of crocodiles, assisting them to locate the origin of disturbance, both on water surface [1] and inside the water [2]; thereby enabling them to hunt preys even in dark environment and turbid waters. In this study, a dome structure embedded with piezoelectric pressure sensors is constructed, which carries out the mechano-receptive function of DPRs for direction detection. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed dome structure could determine the direction of the origin of a disturbance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Transducers - 2015 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
Place of PublicationPicataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1199-1202
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479989553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201525 Jun 2015

Other

Other18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period21/06/1525/06/15

Keywords

  • bio-inspiration
  • Crocodiles
  • dome pressure receptors
  • mechanoreceptors

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