SHEAR SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR EXTREME FLOW CONDITIONS

  • Rugged surface-mount sensor
  • Broadband response to 1-MHz frequencies
  • Operational at high temperatures (up to 1200 K)

DEVELOPING NEW WAYS TO MEASURE WIND SHEAR WITH A SHEAR SENSOR

Presently, engineers lack sensors capable of directly measuring shear under the extreme flow conditions encountered in racing and propulsion systems. Silicon Audio is developing an innovative solution to address this long-standing need – in the form of a compact, robust, broadband shear sensor. Applications for the shear sensor technology include military applications, skin-friction sensors in university shock tunnel test facilities, commercial aviation, and autoracing industries.

The Silicon Audio shear sensor innovation project uses high-temperature ferroelectric materials to measure pressure and shear stress across two dimensions.


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MEMS

The Silicon Audio approach to developing a high-temperature, robust shear sensor leverages micromachining (i.e., MEMS) processing techniques.

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PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS

The shear sensor development project takes advantage of the properties of piezoelectric materials to measure shear directly at the surface level.

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