Proposal of an ultrasonic sensor array with flexible and scalable organization
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In measuring on ultrasonic sensor array, measured objects have different shapes and sizes. Therefore, we have to move sensor array mechanically according to the shape and size of the measured objects. This problem would cause to need much time for measuring. To solve this problem, we propose the organizing method of the ultrasonic sensor array, whose sensors can be flexibility and scalability applied to arbitrary objects with different shapes and sizes, respectively. In this proposed structure, several ultrasonic sensors compose a module. The modules are connected by serial communication with flexible connectors and can be bending. In this paper, we develop a test bed hardware of the single module and verify the operation.
KeywordsUltrasonic sensor array Flexibility Scalability
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