Underwater Pitot Tube for Swimming Animals

T. Hagiwara, H. Takahashi, T. V. Nguyen, T. Takahata, I. Shimoyama

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Abstract

This paper reports on an underwater Pitot tube which is designed for swimming measurement of marine animals. The tubes of the Pitot tube are filled with incompressive liquid and sealed by thin films so that the device can be used even when plunged into water. The Pitot tube has a pressure sensor inside that consists of a piezoresistive cantilever incorporated into a thin Parylene-C membrane. When a water flow is applied to the Pitot tube, the thin films at the inlets act as elastic membranes and the liquid filled in the tubes transmits the pressure to the pressure sensor. The proposed Pitot tube can be used as a water flow speedometer for biological studies of marine animals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages95-98
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Jan 272019 Jan 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/1/2719/1/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Hagiwara, T., Takahashi, H., Nguyen, T. V., Takahata, T., & Shimoyama, I. (2019). Underwater Pitot Tube for Swimming Animals. In 2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 (pp. 95-98). [8870691] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2019-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2019.8870691