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Electrostrictive polymer actuators and their control systems
Author(s): Jaewook Jeon; Kyung Chul Park; Suk An; Jaedo Nam; Hyoukryeol Choi; Hunmo Kim; Sang Sik Bae; Yong Suk Tak
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Paper Abstract

Electrostrictive polymers such as silicone, acrylic, and polyurethane can achieve large strain and stress with high electric field. This property can make electrostrictive polymers useful actuators. While there are some limitations in reducing existing actuators, there are few in electrostrictive polymer actuators. Therefore, an electrostrictive polymer can be used to design an actuator of a micro robot system. In this paper, an actuator system, which consists of an electrostrictive polymer actuator and its controller, is designed and is implemented. Major characteristics about this actuator system are measured and are discussed. Also the performance of this actuator system under a control technique is measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432670
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Jaewook Jeon, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Kyung Chul Park, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Suk An, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Jaedo Nam, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hyoukryeol Choi, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Hunmo Kim, Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. (South Korea)
Sang Sik Bae, Nanopolymer Inc. (South Korea)
Yong Suk Tak, Inha Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4329:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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