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Modeling an optical micromachine probe
Author(s): Anthony Mittas; Fred M. Dickey; Scott C. Holswade
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Paper Abstract

Silicon micromachines are fabricated using Surface Micro-Machining (SMM) techniques. Silicon micromachines include engines that consist of orthogonally oriented linear comb drive actuators mechanically connected to a rotating gear. These gears are as small as 50-μm in diameter and can be driven at rotation rates exceeding 300,000-rpm. Measuring and analyzing microengine performance is basic to micromachine development and system applications. Optical techniques offer the potential for measuring long term statistical performance data and transient responses needed to optimize designs and manufacturing techniques. We describe the modeling of an optical probe developed at Sandia National Laboratories. Experimental data will be compared with output from the model. Key words: Micromachines, optical probe, performance analysis, optical modeling

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3173, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography and Image-based Motion Measurement, (12 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294528
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony Mittas, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Fred M. Dickey, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Scott C. Holswade, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3173:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography and Image-based Motion Measurement
C. Bruce Johnson; Andrew Davidhazy; James S. Walton; Takeharu Goji Etoh; C. Bruce Johnson; Donald R. Snyder; James S. Walton, Editor(s)

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