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Ionic electroactive polymer artificial muscles in space applications

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Abstract


  • A large-scale effort was carried out to test the performance of seven types of ionic electroactive polymer (IEAP) actuators in space-hazardous environmental factors in laboratory conditions. The results substantiate that the IEAP materials are tolerant to long-term freezing and vacuum environments as well as ionizing Gamma-, X-ray, and UV radiation at the levels corresponding to low Earth orbit (LEO) conditions. The main aim of this material behaviour investigation is to understand and predict device service time for prolonged exposure to space environment.

Authors


  •   Punning, Andres (external author)
  •   Kim, Kwang J. (external author)
  •   Palmre, Viljar (external author)
  •   Vidal, Frederic (external author)
  •   Plesse, Cedric (external author)
  •   Festin, Nicolas (external author)
  •   Maziz, Ali (external author)
  •   Asaka, Kinji (external author)
  •   Sugino, Takushi (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Must, Indrek (external author)
  •   Poldsalu, Inga (external author)
  •   Vunder, Veiko (external author)
  •   Temmer, Rauno (external author)
  •   Kruusamae, Karl (external author)
  •   Torop, Janno (external author)
  •   Kaasik, Friedrich (external author)
  •   Rinne, Pille (external author)
  •   Johanson, Urmas (external author)
  •   Peikolainen, Anna Liisa (external author)
  •   Tamm, Tarmo (external author)
  •   Aabloo, Alvo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Punning, A., Kim, K. J., Palmre, V., Vidal, F., Plesse, C., Festin, N., Maziz, A., Asaka, K., Sugino, T., Alici, G., Spinks, G., Wallace, G., Must, I., Poldsalu, I., Vunder, V., Temmer, R., Kruusamae, K., Torop, J., Kaasik, F., Rinne, P., Johanson, U., Peikolainen, A., Tamm, T. & Aabloo, A. (2014). Ionic electroactive polymer artificial muscles in space applications. Scientific Reports, 4 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84923359144

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4684&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3665

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • A large-scale effort was carried out to test the performance of seven types of ionic electroactive polymer (IEAP) actuators in space-hazardous environmental factors in laboratory conditions. The results substantiate that the IEAP materials are tolerant to long-term freezing and vacuum environments as well as ionizing Gamma-, X-ray, and UV radiation at the levels corresponding to low Earth orbit (LEO) conditions. The main aim of this material behaviour investigation is to understand and predict device service time for prolonged exposure to space environment.

Authors


  •   Punning, Andres (external author)
  •   Kim, Kwang J. (external author)
  •   Palmre, Viljar (external author)
  •   Vidal, Frederic (external author)
  •   Plesse, Cedric (external author)
  •   Festin, Nicolas (external author)
  •   Maziz, Ali (external author)
  •   Asaka, Kinji (external author)
  •   Sugino, Takushi (external author)
  •   Alici, Gursel
  •   Spinks, Geoff M.
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Must, Indrek (external author)
  •   Poldsalu, Inga (external author)
  •   Vunder, Veiko (external author)
  •   Temmer, Rauno (external author)
  •   Kruusamae, Karl (external author)
  •   Torop, Janno (external author)
  •   Kaasik, Friedrich (external author)
  •   Rinne, Pille (external author)
  •   Johanson, Urmas (external author)
  •   Peikolainen, Anna Liisa (external author)
  •   Tamm, Tarmo (external author)
  •   Aabloo, Alvo (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Punning, A., Kim, K. J., Palmre, V., Vidal, F., Plesse, C., Festin, N., Maziz, A., Asaka, K., Sugino, T., Alici, G., Spinks, G., Wallace, G., Must, I., Poldsalu, I., Vunder, V., Temmer, R., Kruusamae, K., Torop, J., Kaasik, F., Rinne, P., Johanson, U., Peikolainen, A., Tamm, T. & Aabloo, A. (2014). Ionic electroactive polymer artificial muscles in space applications. Scientific Reports, 4 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84923359144

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4684&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3665

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Volume


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom