Characterization of a low profile, rapidly deployable, MEMS pressure sensor array for aerodynamic applications.

Subramanian, Senthilkumar and Hampson, Rory and Zhang, Dayi and Kontis, Konstantinos and Dobie, Gordon and MacLeod, Charles Norman and Son, Jae; (2021) Characterization of a low profile, rapidly deployable, MEMS pressure sensor array for aerodynamic applications. In: AIAA SCITECH Forum 2022. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum . American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA, USA.

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    Abstract

    A low profile, rapidly deployable (and redeployable), air pressure sensor for the use in aerodynamic measurement, aerodynamic system optimization and non-invasive validation of aerodynamic theory in motorsport and aerospace was developed and tested for subsonic aerodynamic applications. Three cases – Constant pressure, External flow and Internal flow experiments were considered to validate the performance and accuracy of the sensors. The experiment results demonstrated that this system is accurate, compatible, time saving and non-intrusive for most subsonic aerodynamic applications. The effect of sensor thickness on the flat plate boundary layer was investigated using PIV and the results are presented. New design iteration are proposed to optimize the design.

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    Subramanian, Senthilkumar, Hampson, Rory ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7903-7460, Zhang, Dayi ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4611-4161, Kontis, Konstantinos, Dobie, Gordon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3972-5917, MacLeod, Charles Norman ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4364-9769 and Son, Jae;