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Issue 5 • Oct. 2006

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

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  • Guest Editorial Introduction to the Focused Section on Mechatronics in Industrial Electronics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):497 - 498
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  • Hybrid Model Predictive Control of Direct Injection Stratified Charge Engines

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):499 - 506
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    This paper illustrates the application of hybrid modeling and model predictive control techniques to the management of air-to-fuel ratio and torque in advanced technology gasoline direct-injection stratified-charge (DISC) engines. A DISC engine is an example of a constrained hybrid dynamical system, because it can operate in two distinct modes (stratified and homogeneous) and because the mode-depe... View full abstract»

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  • Optimum Vehicle Trajectory Control for Obstacle Avoidance Problem

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):507 - 512
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    This paper discusses an obstacle avoidance problem. A new control algorithm for obstacle avoidance within the shortest possible distance is proposed. The algorithm is composed of two steps. In the first step, optimal trajectory and a corresponding force and moment are determined based on a second-order cone programming. In the second step, the computed force and moment are realized through the con... View full abstract»

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  • Recent Advances in Control-Oriented Modeling of Automotive Power Train Dynamics

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):513 - 523
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    This paper presents a survey of the recent research results of the authors in the field of modeling of automotive power train systems and components. The goal of the research is to propose simple and accurate power train models for controller design and to propose computationally efficient simulations. The modeling includes typical power train components such as electronic throttle, SI engine, tor... View full abstract»

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  • A Comparative Study of MEMS Microactuators for Use in a Dual-Stage Servo With an Instrumented Suspension

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):524 - 532
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    This paper presents the design and analysis of a dual-stage servo system with an instrumented suspension for use in hard disk drives. The dual-stage system is equipped with a microelectromechanical system microactuator (MA), either rotational or translational, as a secondary actuator. In both cases, the MA has a resonance mode at 2.2 kHz and has virtually no other modes up to 40 kHz. Two design ap... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a Broadcasting Modem for a DC PLC Scheme

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):533 - 540
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    A new type of power line carrier communication (PLC) technique is developed to reduce cable requirements for robotic and vehicular systems. An electrical line connecting a dc power supply to motor drives and sensor units is used for transmitting data as well as for delivering the dc power. Unlike conventional ac power line communication, the dc power bus has predictable noise and impedance charact... View full abstract»

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  • Feasibility Study on Inductively Driven Shaftless Centrifugal Pump for Biomedical Applications

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):541 - 550
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    By combining power electronics, innovative induction machine design, and centrifugal pump principles, a distinct design of the shaftless and compact pump device has been proposed. The mathematical model of the proposed device has been derived. Three-dimensional finite element method was applied to analyze the performances and to verify the mathematical model of the device. An experimental test-rig... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Design of a Brushless DC Motor Integrated with an Embedded Planetary Gear Train

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):551 - 557
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    This paper presents a novel design by integrating a planetary gear train (PGT) within a brushless dc (BLDC) motor to be a compact structure assembly. It provides functional and structural integrations to overcome the inherent disadvantages of the traditional designs. The effects of the gear teeth on the magnetostatic field of the BLDC motor associated with the kinematics of the PGT are investigate... View full abstract»

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  • A Multithreaded Distributed Telerobotic Framework

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):558 - 566
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    A reliable real-time client-server telerobotic system that uses a distributed component framework to promote software reusability, ease of extensibility, debugging, and data encapsulation is proposed. .NET remoting is used for automatic handling of the network resources and data transfer while isolating the components from network protocol issues. A client-server transfer of live stereo video prov... View full abstract»

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  • A Low-Order DGPS-Based Vehicle Positioning System Under Urban Environment

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):567 - 575
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    The vehicle positioning system is a key component in functions such as vehicle guidance, driver alert and assistance, and vehicle automation. Since installing a low-cost global positioning system (GPS) or inertial navigation system (INS) unit is becoming a common practice in vehicle applications, its involvement in vehicle guidance and vehicle safety deserves a closer investigation. Typical vehicl... View full abstract»

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  • Rapid Prototyping of a Model-Based Control With Friction Compensation for a Direct-Drive Robot

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):576 - 584
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    The development and application of the most recent model-based control schemes for robots require the investigation and solution of problems concerning various aspects, from the real-time (RT) simulation and control issues, to the necessity of determining a robot model suitable for control, and of experimentally testing the control performances. In this paper, different aspects are investigated fo... View full abstract»

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  • Mechatronic Development of Self-Actuating In-Flight Deicing Structures

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):585 - 592
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    A proof of the concept of utilizing smart structures for in-flight deicing with minimal power requirements is proposed. Lightweight piezoelectric actuators with positive feedback control are utilized to excite the underlying structures to their natural frequencies. This induces shear stresses on the surface of the structures with a low power requirement. The shear stresses generated are sufficient... View full abstract»

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  • Neural Network-Based Kinematic Inversion of Industrial Redundant Robots Using Cooperative Fuzzy Hint for the Joint Limits Avoidance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):593 - 603
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    In this paper, a neural network (NN)-based inverse kinematics problem of redundant manipulators subject to joint limits is presented. The Widrow-Hoff NN with an adaptive learning algorithm derived by applying Lyapunov stability theory is introduced. Since the inverse kinematics has an infinite number of joint angle vectors, a fuzzy neural network (FNN) is designed to provide an approximate value f... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Control of Harmonic Drives Based on Virtual Decomposition

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):604 - 614
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    Harmonic drives are interesting for robotic applications due to their attractive properties such as high reduction ratio, compact size, low mass, and coaxial assembly. However, the high friction and the dynamics of the flexspline are the main issues that significantly challenge the control systems. In this paper, an adaptive controller capable of adaptively compensating the friction, while incorpo... View full abstract»

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  • Autopilot System for Kiteplane

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):615 - 624
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    This paper proposes an autopilot system for a small and light unmanned air vehicle called Kiteplane. The Kiteplane has a large delta-shaped main wing that is easily disturbed by the wind, which was minimized by utilizing trim flight with drift. The proposed control system for autonomous trajectory following with a wind disturbance included fuzzy logic controllers, a speed controller, a wind distur... View full abstract»

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  • Nanoscale Path Planning and Motion Control with Maglev Positioners

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):625 - 633
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    This paper addresses nanoscale path planning and motion control, which is essential in nanomanufacturing applications such as microstereolithography (muSTL), dip-pen-nanolithography (DPN), and scanning applications for imaging and manipulation of nanoscale surface phenomena, with the magnetic levitation (maglev) technology. We identified the motion trajectories commonly used in industrial applicat... View full abstract»

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  • Simple Derivative-Free Nonlinear State Observer for Sensorless AC Drives

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):634 - 643
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    In this paper, a new Kalman filtering technique, unscented Kalman filter (UKF), is utilized both experimentally and theoretically as a state estimation tool in field-oriented control (FOC) of sensorless ac drives. Using the advantages of this recent derivative-free nonlinear estimation tool, rotor speed and dq-axis fluxes of an induction motor are estimated only with the sensed stator currents and... View full abstract»

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  • Forward Kinematics of Casing Oscillator

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):644 - 647
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    This paper presents the forward kinematics of the casing oscillator, which is a heavy construction machine. This machine has a four-degrees-of-freedom (DoF) parallel mechanism with one redundancy. By using the geometric approach, the forward position kinematics for the casing oscillator is derived as a fourth-order polynomial equation in square form of one output variable View full abstract»

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  • On Development of a Rotary–Linear Actuator Using Piezoelectric Translators

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):647 - 650
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    Piezoelectric actuators have become standard elements in microsystem technology. A piezoelectric translater conventionally works as a pure linear actuator (piezotranslator) due to its inherent working principle. If a rotation is implemented with the basic piezoelectric actuation elements, a transmission mechanism is required. This paper presents the development and construction of a novel integrat... View full abstract»

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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics encompasses all practical aspects of the theory and methods of mechatronics, the synergetic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes.

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