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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2006

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

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  • LIDAR Sensing for Vehicle Lateral Guidance: Algorithm and Experimental Study

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):653 - 660
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    This paper describes a new vehicle detection system based on a laser imaging, detection, and ranging (LIDAR) sensor, and conducts an experimental study to investigate the sensor's role in the current California PATH vehicle lateral guidance systems. The LIDAR sensor is installed on a controlled vehicle and it can measure the relative distance of the vehicle from a preceding vehicle, by scanning th... View full abstract»

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  • Precise Speed Estimation From a Low-Resolution Encoder by Dual-Sampling-Rate Observer

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):661 - 670
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    This paper describes an effective way to estimate state variables, such as motor speed and disturbance from a low-resolution encoder at low speed by using the dual-sampling-rate observer. The dual-sampling-rate observer estimates the state variables at every DSP control period and correct the estimation error at the instant that the measurement signal is detected. A novel pole assignment method, w... View full abstract»

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  • Microparts Feeding by a Saw-Tooth Surface

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):671 - 681
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    This paper examines the novel use of a saw-tooth surface with a simple planar and symmetric vibration for a unidirectional microparts feeding. In the microparts feeding, to drive the microparts in one direction, the driving force applied to each micropart must vary according to the direction of motion of the micropart. In the case of a saw-tooth surface, either the point or the slope of the saw-to... View full abstract»

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  • Extended Range Six-DOF High-Precision Positioner for Wafer Processing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):682 - 689
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    A high-precision positioner using a novel superimposed concentrated field permanent magnet matrix is presented in this paper. It can generate all six-degrees-of-freedom (DOF) motions with only a single moving part. This extended range multi axis positioner is actuated by three planar levitation motors, which are attached on the bottom of the moving part. Three aerostatic bearings are currently use... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking and Vibration Control of Flexible Robots Using Shape Memory Alloys

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):690 - 698
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    This paper considers the tracking control problem for flexible robots with active vibration suppression by shape memory alloys (SMAs). With a singular perturbation technique, the flexible modes and joint angles are modeled as fast and slow variables, respectively. The fast subsystem comprising the nonlinear SMA dynamics is obtained in a strict feedback form feasible for the backstepping design. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous Robotic Capture of a Satellite Using Constrained Predictive Control

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):699 - 708
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    This paper investigates the use of model-based predictive control for the capture of a multi-degrees-of-freedom object that moves in a somewhat predictable manner, using a deployable manipulator. The study is conducted through both computer simulations and ground-based experiments with the intended application focused on automating the robotic capture of a free-floating and spinning satellite. The... View full abstract»

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  • Disturbance Rejection for a Magnetic Levitation System

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):709 - 717
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    In this paper, a position regulation control strategy is developed for a magnetic levitation system operating in the presence of a bounded, periodic disturbance. Specifically, the proposed controller utilizes a saturated control force input in conjunction with a learning-based disturbance estimator to asymptotically regulate the target mass to a desired set point position despite the actuator's un... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 718
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  • 2006 Index

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):719 - 732
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C3
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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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Bogazici University
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