6 April 2009 Performance improvement of IPMC using resonance frequency
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Abstract
Ionic polymer metal composites is the proposing material for applications, since it has many attractive qualities that are durability, aquatic, miniature and light-weighted. Especially, IPMC has extraordinary advantages that are large displacement at low driving voltage(~3V), low power consumption and simple structure. However, slow time response prevents IPMC from various applications. Since IPMC is generally used in simply-supported configuration, which has same characteristic with a cantilever beam, IPMC has natural frequency and it oscillates extremely at natural frequency. We propose new open loop control method based on frequency response, which is combined with conventional DC input. This method is experimentally tested and compared with result by conventional input.
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Hyun-Woo Hwang, SungJoo Kim, Chul-Jin Kim, Hyunseok Yang, No Cheol Park, Young-Pil Park, "Performance improvement of IPMC using resonance frequency", Proc. SPIE 7287, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009, 728726 (6 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815910; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.815910
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Metals

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Polymers

Composites

Resonance enhancement

Electroactive polymers

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