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Integrated force arrays: scaling methods for extended range and force
Author(s): Stephen M. Bobbio; Scott H. Goodwin-Johansson; Thomas D. DuBois; Farid M. Tranjan; James Jacobson; Charles Bartlett; Nadeem Eleyan
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Paper Abstract

Integrated Force Arrays (IFAs) are thin, flexible, metallized membranes which may be configured as actuators or sensors. The current prototype structures are approximately 1 cm long by 1 mm wide and designed for deformations of 2 mm. In this paper we will discuss how the devices may be scaled-up for extended range and force.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1995
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 2448, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Electronics, (26 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210459
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Stephen M. Bobbio, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Scott H. Goodwin-Johansson, MCNC (United States)
Thomas D. DuBois, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Farid M. Tranjan, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
James Jacobson, MCNC (United States)
Charles Bartlett, MCNC (United States)
Nadeem Eleyan, Univ. of North Carolina/ Charlotte (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2448:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Electronics
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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