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A modified electroactive polymer-ceramic hybrid actuation system (HYBAS) for aerodynamic control applications
Author(s): Ji Su; Tian-Bing Xu
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Paper Abstract

As previously reported, a NASA Langley-developed electroactive polymer-ceramic hybrid system (HYBAS) has demonstrated significant enhancement in actuating displacement. The displacement of the system is derived from both the electrostrictive polymer and from single crystal elements. The electroactive elements are driven by a single power source. Recently, a modification of HYBAS has been made to increase the capability of air driving for synthetic jet devices (SJ) used in aerodynamic control technologies. The dependence of the air driving capability of the modified HYBAS on the configuration of the actuating device has been investigated. For this particular application, the modified HYBAS demonstrated a 50% increase in the volume change in the synthetic jet air chamber, as compared with that of the HYBAS without the modification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5759, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (6 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600020
Show Author Affiliations
Ji Su, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Tian-Bing Xu, National Institute of Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5759:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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