Multi-Input Multi-Output Integrated Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite for Energy Controls

Gou Nishida, Motonobu Sugiura, Masaki Yamakita, Bernhard Maschke, Ryojun Ikeura
2012 Micromachines  
This paper presents an integrated sensor/actuator device with multi-input and multi-output designed on the basis of a standard control representation called a distributed port-Hamiltonian system. The device is made from soft material called an ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC). The IPMC consists of a base film of a polyelectrolyte gel and a double layer of plated metal electrodes. The electrodes of the experimental IPMC are sectioned, and it is implemented as a control system with four pairs
more » ... tem with four pairs of inputs/outputs. We stabilize the system, and detect changes in dynamics by using the control representation.
doi:10.3390/mi3010126 fatcat:65u64hlocbbqjjqm5lhgffg6zi