JRM Vol.7 No.6 pp. 467-473
doi: 10.20965/jrm.1995.p0467


Motion Control of a Piezopolymer Bimorph Flexible Microactuator

Minoru Sasaki and Masayuki Okugawa

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-11 Japan

October 25, 1995
November 10, 1995
December 20, 1995
Motion control of an actuator, Kalman filter, Optimal tracking system, Piezoelectric-polymer actuator, PVDF

An optimal feedback control of a flexible microactuator made of a bimorph piezoelectric high-polymer material (PVDF: Poly Vinylidene Fluoride), is proposed in this paper. This optimal feedback control is based on the assumption that the full state vector of the system is available for measurement although practically all state variables are very difficult to measure in the case of a distributed parameter system. An observer is used to estimate the entire state vector of the system, but the presence of sensor noise tends to adversely affect the convergence of the observer. This naturally leads to a stochastic observer commonly known as the Kalman filter. Numerical and experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller design method.

Cite this article as:
Minoru Sasaki and Masayuki Okugawa, “Motion Control of a Piezopolymer Bimorph Flexible Microactuator,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.7, No.6, pp. 467-473, 1995.
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