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Compact lossless synthetic network drive/controllers for active devices technologies
Author(s): John J. Murray; Gareth J. Knowles; Bruce L. Bower; Brent L. Spangler
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Paper Abstract

EMF has demonstrated the emergence of an internal structure within the power system and drive electronics for discrete and continuous piezo-coupled systems which leads to the underlying theory of quasi-active controllers (i.e. operates at high voltage, but with no net energy consumption). If the control is lossless, then it should be possible to implement control in a way which, while it requires a power source, consumes no net energy from the power source. That is a drive/control mechanism which needs a reservoir of stored energy rather than a continuous source of power. This paper is devoted to presenting a complete solution to the implementation of this new concept which is termed a synthetic lossless realization. The synthetic circuitry implements a lossless realization of quasi-active control. The synthetic concepts and circuitry are introduced and the analog and digital microcontrollers of the controlled coupled parameters are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3046, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (19 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276619
Show Author Affiliations
John J. Murray, EMF Industries, Inc. and SUNY/Stony Brook (United States)
Gareth J. Knowles, EMF Industries, Inc. (United States)
Bruce L. Bower, EMF Industries, Inc. (United States)
Brent L. Spangler, EMF Industries, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3046:
Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan; Paul J. McWhorter, Editor(s)

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