fluidic sensor

fluidic sensor

[flü′id·ik ′sen·sər]
(engineering)
A proximity sensor that detects the presence of a nearby object from the back pressure created on an air jet when the object blocks the jet's exit area.
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A commercially available optical mouse (M-BJ69, Logitech) was modified as an optical oxygen sensor platform by adding a simple fluidic sensor channel beneath the optical mouse allowing sample gases to flow.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Cross-section of the bioanalytical platform based on optical mouse with a fluidic sensor channel to house the commercial sensors.
During the 1970s and early 1980s, he commanded the Harry Diamond Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, where he was responsible for the development of new electronic fuzes for artillery, rockets, bombs, special-purpose radar, and fluidic sensors (the type now routinely used on aircraft).