P2.2.12 Design and Implementation of a High-Frequency Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor Array for Pheromone Detection in an Insect-inspired Infochemical Communication System

S. Thomas, S. Li Tai Leong, Z. Rácz, M. Cole & J. W. Gardner
This paper reports on the design and development of a novel pheromone detection biosensor module that forms part of an infochemical communication system. Infochemical communication in insects is based upon the use of sex pheromones for the tenacity of attracting conspecific mates. Our system involves three functional blocks: a chemoemitter module comprising a high-precision syringe pump and a micro-machined artificial gland; a chemoreceiver module comprising an array of four polymer-coated dual Surface Acoustic Wave Resonator...