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    Bio-inspired: Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight [Image 2 of 2]

    Bio-inspired:  Crickets, bats inspire AFRL researchers to develop smart ‘hair’ sensors for flight

    DAYTON, OH, UNITED STATES

    05.08.2017

    Courtesy Photo

    Air Force Research Laboratory

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Researchers at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, have developed a novel, lightweight artificial hair sensor that mimics those used by natural fliers—like bats and crickets—by using carbon nanotube forests grown inside glass fiber capillaries. The hairs are sensitive to air flow changes during flight, enabling quick analysis and response by agile fliers. (Courtesy Photo)

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    Date Taken: 05.08.2017
    Date Posted: 05.08.2017 12:47
    Photo ID: 3365424
    VIRIN: 170508-F-ZS999-002
    Resolution: 4048x3036
    Size: 1.22 MB
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

    Web Views: 80
    Downloads: 15

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