This paper reports on the design, fabrication, and characterization of non-interdigitated comb drive actuators in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) wafers, using a single mask surface microma-chining process. The response of the actuator is analyzed numerically and experimentally. The results show at the fundamental frequency; it behaves as a longitudinal comb drive actuator. At a higher frequency, it exhibits a high-quality factor which is appropriate for sensor applications.

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