Accession Number : ADA268365


Title :   Actuator Design Protocol


Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS WHIPPANY NJ


Personal Author(s) : Zipfel, G G ; Terpay, G W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268365.pdf


Report Date : 28 Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : A procedure for evaluating and selecting power actuator systems has been developed. This procedure uses the power source impedance, load impedance, spectrum of the required load force, and signal distortion requirement to find measures that can be used to select the best actuator technology for power critical applications. The procedure is applicable to a wide range of technologies. The only restrictions are that the actuator technology be representable by a generalized stiffness matrix. One outcome of the work reported here if the realization that power source design is a very critical issue for actuator systems. There are two areas that need work; power source characterization and design of optimal power sources.


Descriptors :   *ACTUATORS , *POWER TRANSFORMERS , STIFFNESS , IMPEDANCE , PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS , HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS , FREQUENCY DOMAIN , DYNAMIC LOADS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE