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Reduced order thermal modeling of a one-dimensional electrothermally actuated micromirror device
Author(s): Sagnik Pal; Kemiao Jia; Sarah Maley; Huikai Xie
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Paper Abstract

A reduced order thermal model of a one-dimensional (1D) electrothermally actuated micromirror device is reported. Thermal bimorphs with integrated Pt resistors are used for generating the angular rotation. Neglecting the temperature variation perpendicular to the length of the bimorphs, a 2D finite element thermal model with 4647 nodes is built. The accuracy of the model is verified by comparing the simulation results with thermal imaging data. Using a Krylov subspace based algorithm, a reduced order model is extracted from the finite element model. Results obtained from a reduced model with order ≥ 5 agree well with finite element results. Hence, a reduced order thermal model that saves computation time and resources without compromising the computation accuracy has been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6885, MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications V. Special Focus Topics: Transducers at the Micro-Nano Interface, 68850B (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.769590
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Sagnik Pal, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Kemiao Jia, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Sarah Maley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Huikai Xie, Univ. of Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6885:
MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications V. Special Focus Topics: Transducers at the Micro-Nano Interface
Srinivas A. Tadigadapa; Babak A. Parviz; Albert K. Henning, Editor(s)

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