MEMS-based thermally-actuated image stabilizer for cellular phone camera

Chun Ying Lin*, Jin-Chern Chiou

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This work develops an image stabilizer (IS) that is fabricated using micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology and is designed to counteract the vibrations when human using cellular phone cameras. The proposed IS has dimensions of 8.8×8.8×0.3mm3and is strong enough to suspend an image sensor. The processes that is utilized to fabricate the IS includes inductive coupled plasma (ICP) processes, reactive ion etching (RIE) processes and the flip-chip bonding method. The IS is designed to enable the electrical signals from the suspended image sensor to be successfully emitted out using signal output beams, and the maximum actuating distance of the stage exceeds 24.835m when the driving current is 155mA. Depending on integration of MEMS device and designed controller, the proposed IS can decrease the hand tremor by 72.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115029
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2012


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