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22 April 2020 Experimental characterization of a smart dielectric elastomer multi-sensor grid
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Silicone-based dielectric elastomer sensors (DESs) are highly flexible, fast responding, energy efficient, and low-cost transducers which are highly suitable for integration in existing wearable systems. This paper aims at investigating the sensor properties of a DES system shaped in a matrix configuration. For the DES matrix, an LCR-meter is used to characterize the capacitance, while a separate measurement technique is used to detect the total electrode resistance. The collected data are then compared with the measurements obtained via a commercially available integrated circuit. The electrical characteristic of the proposed DE layout is then studied, and the capability of standard integrated circuits in handling DES systems is experimentally evaluated.
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Andreas Meyer, Stephan Lenz, Sebastian Gratz-Kelly, Paul Motzki, Sophie Nalbach, Stefan Seelecke, and Gianlucca Rizzello "Experimental characterization of a smart dielectric elastomer multi-sensor grid", Proc. SPIE 11375, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 1137528 (22 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558433
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