Tan Receives ONR Grant to Study Bio-Inspired Flow Sensing and Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Tan Receives ONR Grant to Study Bio-Inspired Flow Sensing and Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Tan Receives ONR Grant

Profs. Derek Paley, Sean Humbert from Univ. of Maryland, Sheryl Coombs from Bowling Green State Univ, and Xiaobo Tan have received an ONR grant, to study bio-inspired flow sensing and control for autonomous underwater vehicles.

The project will be centered around advancing the understanding of the lateral line sensory mechanism of fish and exploiting the insight to engineer artificial lateral lines for the control of underwater vehicles. The role of Tan's group is to develop electroactive polymer-based micro flow sensors, characterize their performance in a flow channel, and facilitate the integration of these sensors into a robotic platform. This work will build upon and expand Tan's prior research funded by NSF and ONR on bio-inspired electroactive polymer sensors.