11 January 1987 An Infinitely Stiff Very High Precision Actuator
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Proceedings Volume 0803, Micromachining of Elements with Optical and Other Submicrometer Dimensional and Surface Specifications; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941288
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
The Digital Piezo Transducer (DPT) is a piezo-electric actuator incorporating a capacitance micrometer as an integrated position sensor. This internal micrometer has a positional resolution which is much better than a nanometer. The DPT is operated in a closed servo-loop incorporating an almost perfect integrator stage. As a result the DPT is extremely stiff and is capable of sub-nanometer resolution and stability. It has a response time of better than 1 millisecond and a maximum range of 120 um.
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P. D. Atherton, P. D. Atherton, T. R. Hicks, T. R. Hicks, N. K. Reay, N. K. Reay, R. C. Sidey, R. C. Sidey, "An Infinitely Stiff Very High Precision Actuator", Proc. SPIE 0803, Micromachining of Elements with Optical and Other Submicrometer Dimensional and Surface Specifications, (11 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941288; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941288
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