Triaxial force sensor with strain concentration notch beam for measurement of insect flight force

K. Azuma, H. Takahashi, T. Kan, K. Matsumoto, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on the triaxial force measurement during flapping flight of a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). The total flight force was measured by a triaxial force sensor. The sensor consists of a cantilever probe, two sensing beams and four wiring beams. The total size of the sensor was 2 mm x 3 mm x 0.5 mm. A fruit fly was attached to the tip of the cantilever probe. The triaxial forces were measured when the fruit fly flapped. The measured force varied in synchronization with the flapping frequency of 240 Hz. The maximum forces in both lift and thrust directions were approximately 40 μN.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012
Pages140-143
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 7
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: 2012 Jan 292012 Feb 2

Publication series

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

Other

Other2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/1/2912/2/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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