Inspection and analysis of the walls of fluid filled tubes by active electrolocation: a biomimetic approach

  title={Inspection and analysis of the walls of fluid filled tubes by active electrolocation: a biomimetic approach},
  author={M. Gottwald and K. Mayekar and V. Reiswich and H. Bousack and D. Damalla and Shubham Biswas and M. Metzen and G. von der Emde},
  booktitle={Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring},
During their nocturnal activity period, weakly electric fish employ a process called "active electrolocation" for navigation and object detection. They discharge an electric organ in their tail, which emits electrical current pulses, called electric organ discharges (EOD). Local EODs are sensed by arrays of electroreceptors in the fish's skin, which respond to modulations of the signal caused by nearby objects. Fish thus gain information about the size, shape, complex impedance and distance of… Expand
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