An ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) is an electroactive material that bends when electrically stimulated and generates electric current when bent. In this paper we investigate a coupled IPMC sensor-actuator using both the sensing and actuation properties of these electroactive materials. We describe the design of a coupled IPMC sensor-actuator, the feedback controller and the experimental evaluation of the system. Experimental results show the feasibility of closed-loop control of IPMC actuator with a mechanically coupled IPMC sensor.
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Feedback Control of a Coupled IPMC (Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite) Sensor-Actuator
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Hunt, A, Chen, Z, Tan, X, & Kruusmaa, M. "Feedback Control of a Coupled IPMC (Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite) Sensor-Actuator." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. ASME 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Volume 1. Hollywood, California, USA. October 12–14, 2009. pp. 485-491. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2009-2700
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