Accession Number:

ADA429555

Title:

Introduction to Micromechatronics

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-06-17

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

An actuator is a transducer that transforms drive energy into a mechanical displacement or force. The demand for new actuators has increased significantly in recent years especially for positioner, mechanical damper, and miniature motor applications. These devices are used in a variety of fields such as optics, astronomy, fluid control, and precision machining. Sub-micrometer fabrication, common in the production of electronic chip elements, is also becoming important in mechanical engineering. Machining accuracy has improved over the years. One of the primary reasons for the improved accuracy is the development of more precise position sensors. Sensors utilizing lasers can easily detect nanometer scale displacements.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE