Fabrication & Design of Resonant Microdevices


  • Behraad Bahreyni, Cambridge University, UK

This book discusses the main issues of fabrication and design, and applications of micromachined resonant devices, including techniques commonly used for processing the output signal of resonant micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). Concepts of resonance are introduced, with an overview of fabrication techniques for micromachined devices - important to understand as design options will depend on how the device will be fabricated. Also explained: excitation and signal detection methods; an analytic model of device behavior (a valuable design tool); numerical simulation techniques; issues of damping and noise for resonant MEMS; electronic interfacing; packaging issues; and numerous examples of resonant MEMS from academia and industry.
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Engineers in the field of micromachining, the design of resonant devices, MEMS, or sensor design.


Book information

  • Published: September 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1577-7

Table of Contents

Introduction; Microfabrication; Actuation mechanisms; Sensing techniques; Modeling; Damping mechanisms; Interfacing; Noise; Packaging; Survey of applications