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New Terfenol-D actuator design with applications to multiple DOF active vibration control
Author(s): Leonard S. Haynes; Zheng Jason Geng; Joseph P. Teter
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Paper Abstract

A linear actuator system for multi-dimensional structure control using the magnetostrictive material Terfenol-D has been designed, built, and tested by the Intelligent Automation, Inc. The actuator assembly incorporates an instrumented Terfenol-D rod, an excitation coil to provide the magnetic field, a permanent magnet assembly to provide a magnetic bias field, and a mechanical preload mechanism. The prototype of the actuator is 2.0 inches in diameter and 8 inches long, and provides a peak-to-peak stroke of 0.01 inches. A linear model was also established to characterize the behavior of the actuator for small motion. Based on the prototype of the actuator, we have performed a study of a six degree-of-freedom active vibration isolation system using a Stewart Platform in a new configuration. IAI's final system is intended for precision control of a wide range of space-based structures as well as earth- base systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152821
Show Author Affiliations
Leonard S. Haynes, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Zheng Jason Geng, Intelligent Automation, Inc. (United States)
Joseph P. Teter, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1917:
Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems
Nesbitt W. Hagood; Gareth J. Knowles, Editor(s)

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