A flexible liquid crystal polymer MEMS pressure sensor array for fish-like underwater sensing

  title={A flexible liquid crystal polymer MEMS pressure sensor array for fish-like underwater sensing},
  author={Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli and Mohsen Asadnia and J. M. Miao and G. Barbastathis and Michael S. Triantafyllou},
  journal={Smart Materials and Structures},
In order to perform underwater surveillance, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) require flexible, light-weight, reliable and robust sensing systems that are capable of flow sensing and detecting underwater objects. Underwater animals like fish perform a similar task using an efficient and ubiquitous sensory system called a lateral-line constituting of an array of pressure-gradient sensors. We demonstrate here the development of arrays of polymer microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) pressure… 

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