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Quantifying the positioning resolution of cantilever-type electroactive polymer actuators

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This study presents the results and implications of

    our experimental investigation into quantifying the positioning

    resolution of cantilever-type electroactive polymer actuators.

    The experimental results and their analysis suggest that using

    small inputs in the order of 1 mV, resolvable and reproducible

    movements of ~0.5 m could be discerned. This result is equal

    to the limit of reading of the device (a laser displacement

    sensor) used to measure the actuators’ position. We conclude

    that the true resolution must be equal to or less than 0.5 m.

    Such information is very important for the application of these

    emerging actuators, particularly for applications where precise

    positioning is needed. This methodology can be extended to

    other similar cantilever type of polymer actuators and tested

    with a position sensor with a better resolution to determine

    their ultimate resolution. This study is the first exploration of

    the minimum displacement that can be generated by such

    actuators.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Jolliffe, G. & Alici, G. (2013). Quantifying the positioning resolution of cantilever-type electroactive polymer actuators. 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) (pp. 868-875). United States: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84883661947

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1256

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 868

End Page


  • 875

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • This study presents the results and implications of

    our experimental investigation into quantifying the positioning

    resolution of cantilever-type electroactive polymer actuators.

    The experimental results and their analysis suggest that using

    small inputs in the order of 1 mV, resolvable and reproducible

    movements of ~0.5 m could be discerned. This result is equal

    to the limit of reading of the device (a laser displacement

    sensor) used to measure the actuators’ position. We conclude

    that the true resolution must be equal to or less than 0.5 m.

    Such information is very important for the application of these

    emerging actuators, particularly for applications where precise

    positioning is needed. This methodology can be extended to

    other similar cantilever type of polymer actuators and tested

    with a position sensor with a better resolution to determine

    their ultimate resolution. This study is the first exploration of

    the minimum displacement that can be generated by such

    actuators.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Jolliffe, G. & Alici, G. (2013). Quantifying the positioning resolution of cantilever-type electroactive polymer actuators. 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) (pp. 868-875). United States: IEEE.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84883661947

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/1256

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 868

End Page


  • 875

Place Of Publication


  • United States