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Amplification in micropositioning devices using hydraulic boosters
Author(s): Sina Valadkhan; Amir Khajepour; Kirsten Morris
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Paper Abstract

In many applications, it is desired to amplify the motion provided by micropositioning actuators. It is shown that mechanical amplification by lever mechanisms reduces the overall system stiffness, which limits the ability of high frequency operations. In this paper, a hydraulic booster is proposed. If the hydraulic fluid used is not compressible, the system stiffness is not affected. Different designs of the booster are examined experimentally to find a booster without hysteresis. Several experiments are performed to characterize the booster. A model for the booster is proposed and evaluated using experimental data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6527, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007, 65270F (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715908
Show Author Affiliations
Sina Valadkhan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Amir Khajepour, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Kirsten Morris, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6527:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007
L. Porter Davis; B. K. Henderson; M. Brett McMickell, Editor(s)

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