This paper describes a precise positioning system based on magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs). This new type of material shows an interesting potential in the area of mechatronics due to its outstanding magnetically-induced strain, which is significantly larger than the one exhibited by other common active materials such as piezoelectric ceramics. However, MSMAs still have not found their way into industrial applications mainly due to their high hysteretic behavior and the strong sensitivity to temperature changes. The aim of this paper is to present the main challenges of using MSMAs for precise positioning systems by means of a simple yet effective experimental prototype. In particular, this paper examines the problem of effectively controlling the device in closed-loop. The performance of an adaptive hysteresis compensator based on the Preisach-like Krasnosel'skii-Pokrovskii model is analyzed and evaluated in the presence of temperature changes. Experiments confirm that the undesirable effects of temperature on the precision of the device can be partially addressed with an adaptive model-based algorithm devised to cope with time-varying nonlinearities.
|Autori interni:||NASO, David|
|Titolo:||A Precise Positioning Actuator based on Feedback-Controlled Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.mechatronics.2011.12.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|