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Using a series of moving coils as a high redundancy actuator

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posted on 27.09.2007, 07:54 by Thomas SteffenThomas Steffen, Jessica Davies, Roger Dixon, Roger Goodall, Argyrios C. Zolotas
This paper investigates the use of two electromagnetic actuation elements in series to produce a fault-tolerant actuator assembly. Faults in one or the other element are considered, and their influence on the behaviour of the whole system is analysed. By carefully choosing the mechanical parameters, it is possible to completely avoid any effect of these faults on the input/output behaviour. That means either of the two actuation elements can keep the system operational and restore the nominal behaviour without any changes to the system. model matching, robust control, electro-mechanical actuator.



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STEFFEN, T. ... et al (2007). Using a series of moving coils as a high redundancy actuator. IN: IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics September 4-7, 2007, ETH Zürich, Switzerland



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