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MicroPIV systems are PIV systems designed to for
measuring flows in MEMS devices, microchannels, vessels and flow devices; with
dimensions ranging from tens to hundreds of microns. The typical arrangement for microPIV system
is similar to PIV (using a camera and laser) but also uses a microscope for its
magnification power to zoom into the micro-device for the flow field. The figure illustrates some microchannel
geometries and a typical vector field in a channel.
Pioneering work performed by Prof. Carl Meinhart
at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Prof. Juan Santiago of Stanford
University, Prof. Steve Wereley of Purdue University and Prof. Ron Adrian of
Arizona State University led to a patented measurement approach that
incorporated special optical system development, epifluorescence illumination,
and ensemble processing algorithms. With
the exclusive right for the patent licensed by TSI, those methods were
incorporated in the design of our microPIV systems to provide the most advanced
and accurate tool for microflow measurements.
illumination approach is key to our microPIV system. This design, in which the
illumination and scattered light collection use the same optical access to the
flow channel shown in the figure below, offers stable and easy access for the
camera and maximizes image quality. The
fluorescent seed particles are excited by the 532 or 527 nm laser light but the
image captured by the camera is from the emission signal of the fluorescent
particles, using the filter cube assembly.
The ensemble correlation processing algorithm
provides results with the highest possible spatial resolution. The technique computes the average of the
correlation peaks from a number of images and then the vector field is
calculated based on the final (averaged) correlation map. Using this technique, the signal-to-noise
ratio is significantly improved and gives very accurate velocity vectors.
Delivery of the laser light into the microscope
for illumination is critical. The laser
light needs to be directed into the microscope precisely at an energy level
sufficient enough to illuminate the flow model without causing any damage in
the microscope. A laser light guide or
laser light arm can be used to couple the laser head with the lamp housing of
the microscope. When the parallel light
beam comes out of the light guide, the beam goes through a neutral density
filter and holographic diffuser. The
diffuser removes any hot spots in the laser beam to provide a uniform beam
The Insight 4G software includes many functions designed
for microPIV analysis. In addition to
the ensemble correlation processing algorithm, the background subtraction helps
remove particles that are out of focus due to volume illumination. Subsequently, the analysis focuses on the
particle within the depth of field, giving the representative vector field. The particle tracking scheme is part of the
Insight software analysis and is ideal in boundary layer flow and near-wall
measurement where particle density is typically small.
The different types of microPIV systems are configured
from components to meet different requirements of flow measurements. Major components of those systems are the
camera, synchronization electronics, laser, microscope system and Insight 4G
software. The table below provides some
details of the cameras, lasers, and microscopes typically used to configure the
system. It is important to note that the
microscope system provided with the system is a COMPLETE functional microscope
for two major reasons. First, it can
easily be expanded to accommodate other types of measurement (e.g. temperature
measurement using PLIF technique with another camera). Second, the microscope can be used on its own
for other investigations, such as cell and biological measurements