Microsystem Technologies

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List of Papers (Total 144)

The optical microscopic observation of frictional interface between high strength gels and a glass ball by ball-on-disk method

The polymer gels with the properties of high strength and low friction show promise as the ideal materials for a living body-like soft robot joint. To date, the relationship between contact area and friction behavior of hydrogels has been revealed from the observation of flat frictional surface. Here, we designed the microscopic observation system for the friction surface of soft...

3D printable inter cross-linking network (ICN) gels for reversible transparency control with water content

A patient-specific phantoms, which are equivalent to human tissues, is needed in the experimental dosimetric verification before radiotherapy treatments. Most of the shape of gel phantoms have been structurally limited because of the fabrication method using mold technique. The present study focuses on direct freeform fabrication of gel phantom with the customized optical 3D gel...

Applying the naïve Bayes classifier to HVAC energy prediction using hourly data

Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) accounts for approximately 50% of the total energy consumption of buildings. Therefore, many studies have been focused on the simulation and optimal control of HVAC power consumption or the prediction of energy consumption through the construction of energy consumption models and the improvement of HVAC power consumption through...

Fabrication and preliminary testing of hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN)-based ceramic microthruster for potential application of nanosatellites in constellation formation flying

Constellation formation flying of nanosatellites (< 10 kg) is becoming a trend for future space exploration missions. Liquid chemical micropropulsion that can provide high thrusting force for high ΔV orbital transfer is a crucial hardware component for successful constellation re-positioning. However, liquid chemical micropropulsion system dedicated for these nanosatellites still...

Realization of high-efficiency and high-output characteristics of magnetic power generators using single-phase angle transformation and three-phase six-wire winding

Taiwan’s electricity consumption during summer increases significantly owing to the abnormal climatic changes caused by the greenhouse effect. An expedient strategy to develop a high-efficiency magnetic power generator can address the existing problem of power shortage in Taiwan. The magnetic power generator uses the force between the polarity of the magnet and the induced...

Fabrication of hollow polymer microstructures using dielectric and capillary forces

Electric Field Assisted Capillarity is a novel one-step process suitable for the fabrication of hollow polymer microstructures. The process, demonstrated to work experimentally on a microscale using Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), makes use of both the electrohydrodynamics of polymers subject to an applied voltage and the capillary force on the polymers caused by a low contact angle...

High-throughput battery materials testing based on test cell arrays and dispense/jet printed electrodes

A cost effective and reliable technology for the fabrication of electrochemical test-cell arrays for battery materials research, based on batch-fabricated glass micro packages was developed and tested. Jet dispensing was investigated for the first time as a process for fabricating battery electrode arrays and separators and compared to micro dispense printing. The process shows...

Validation of evaluation model and evaluation indicators comprised Kansei Engineering and eye movement with EEG: an example of medical nursing bed

The study is to innovate an evaluation model of medical nursing bed and verify indicators by triangulation of subjective feelings, eye movement and electroencephalography (EEG). The underlying theory is Kansei Engineering that is the technology to measure and transform consumers’ perceptions of products into design elements. Kansei Engineering comprises external physiological...

Simulation and application of cooperative driving sense systems using prescan software

The PreScan was used to construct and test environmental simulation sections for a vehicle sensor. It was employed to build simulation road sections or import real road sections and build virtual infrastructures, streets, and scenes, where vehicles, unexpected road incidents, traffic signals, human factors, light sources, and simulated weather changes were considered, which...

A re-transmitted chipless tag using CSRR coupled structure

To reduce the cost of the traditional RFID tags, a re-transmitted chipless tag based on high Q CSRR structure working on UWB frequency band is proposed, which is composed of two orthogonal polarization transmitting and receiving microstrip broadband monopole antennas, loaded with multiple CSRR resonators. Data encoding is utilized the hybrid encoding technology by the...

Investigation and analysis of the influence of excitation signal on radiation characteristics of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer

CMUT based on micro-electro-mechanical systems technology has a significant advantage that traditional piezoelectric ultrasonic transducers do not have, and has become the mainstream transducer for the new generation of ultrasound imaging systems. In this paper, the state equation is deduced and the analysis model is established in SIMULINK environment based on the lumped...