A reversible micro mechanical-latch shock switch by external magnetic field

Yi Chueh Shieh*, Ruei Pin Ma, Wen-Syang Hsu, Yu Hsin Lin, Yu Hsiang Tang

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A reversible passive micro mechanical-latch shock switch made of nickel is designed, fabricated, and tested here. Unlike previous reversible mechanical-latch shock switches, which need built-in micro actuators to unlock the latch, the design proposed here utilizes external magnetic field to unlock the switch after experiencing impact over threshold level. Therefore, the switch is reusable and compact due to no built-in micro actuator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2012 - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 28 Oct 201231 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors


Conference11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference


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