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Extending PAD (power allocation and distribution)
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Paper Abstract

Microwave-driven smart material actuators were first envisioned and developed as the best option to simplify the complexity and weight of hard wired networked power and control for smart actuator arrays. A power allocation and distribution scheme (PAD) was originally devised to simplify the wiring of thousands of control cables. The original design was limited to 20 volts, the maximum drain-source voltage of a dual-gate MOSFET used in the circuit. The present research sought to extend the usable voltage range to 200 volts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5763, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology, (16 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600237
Show Author Affiliations
Walter T. Golembiewski, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
S. H. Choi, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
Jaehwan Kim, Inha Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5763:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Smart Electronics, MEMS, BioMEMS, and Nanotechnology
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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