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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2008

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

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  • Disturbance Rejection for a Data Storage System via Sensitivity Loop Shaping and Adaptive Nonlinear Compensation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):493 - 501
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    This paper investigates the disturbance rejection problem for a data storage servo system that contains a microactuator for high-accuracy positioning. For disturbances with known frequencies, their rejection is accomplished via the generalized Kalman-Yakubovic-Popov lemma together with the Youla parameterization approach, and a linear controller is computed via solving a number of linear matrix in... View full abstract»

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  • Seek Control to Suppress Vibrations of Hard Disk Drives Using Adaptive Filtering

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):502 - 509
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    A method to generate an optimal seek trajectory for a hard disk drive using an adaptive filtering technique is presented in this paper. The method minimizes seek-settling vibrations induced by the actuator vibration modes while maintaining the maximum control input. The cost function to minimize is a sum of square error of the position error signal at settling. Since the error equation is quadrati... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear Tracking Control for a Hard Disk Drive Dual-Stage Actuator System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):510 - 518
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    This paper presents a nonlinear tracking control method for a hard disk drive dual-stage actuator (DSA) system that consists of a voice coil motor (VCM) actuator and a piezoelectric (PZT) microactuator. Conventional track seeking controllers for DSA systems were generally designed to enable the VCM actuator to approach the target track without overshoot. However, we observe that this strategy is u... View full abstract»

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  • A Control-Oriented and Physics-Based Model for Ionic Polymer--Metal Composite Actuators

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):519 - 529
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    Ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) actuators have promising applications in biomimetic robotics, biomedical devices, and micro/nanomanipulation. In this paper, a physics- based model is developed for IPMC actuators, which is amenable to model reduction and control design. The model is represented as an infinite-dimensional transfer function relating the bending displacement to the applied voltag... View full abstract»

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  • Integral Resonant Control of a Piezoelectric Tube Actuator for Fast Nanoscale Positioning

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):530 - 537
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    There is a need, in the wide ranging scientific community, to perform fast scans using scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) and atomic force microscopes (AFMs) with nanoscale precision. In this paper, a piezoelectric tube of the type typically used in STMs and AFMs is considered. The resonant mode that hampers the fast scanning is identified and damped using a feedback control technique known as ... View full abstract»

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  • Whisker-Like Position Sensor for Measuring Physiological Motion

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):538 - 547
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    This paper presents the design and characterization of a whisker-like 3-D position sensor. The whisker sensor is a flexible, high-precision, high-bandwidth contact sensor designed for measuring biological motion of soft tissue for medical robotics applications. Low stiffness of the sensor prevents damage on the tissue during its contact. Two different designs, one for measuring large displacements... View full abstract»

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  • Design and Experimental Results of an Active Suspension System for a High-Speed Pantograph

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):548 - 557
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    In high-speed trains, current collection from the overhead line is assured by an articulated suspension system called the dasiadasiapantographpsilapsila Contact wires and overhead line are flexible systems that are subjected to oscillations that have to be compensated for a satisfactory quality of current collection. In high-speed railway applications, this technical problem is very important sinc... View full abstract»

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  • Blind Deconvolution Denoising for Helicopter Vibration Signals

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):558 - 565
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    Critical aircraft assets are required to be available when needed, while exhibiting attributes of reliability, robustness, and high confidence under a variety of flight regimes, and maintained on the basis of their current condition rather than on the basis of scheduled maintenance practices. New and innovative technologies must be developed and implemented to address these concerns. Condition-bas... View full abstract»

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  • Stable Haptic Display of Slowly Updated Virtual Environment With Multirate Wave Transform

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):566 - 575
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    This paper proposes a control method that overcomes the instability of a haptic interface arising from both the slow update rates of the virtual environment (VE) and the time delay in a communication line. The instability arising from the time delay in a communication line can be overcome using the wave variables since the time delay on the wave variables becomes passive. The so- called multirate ... View full abstract»

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  • Six-DOF Impedance Control of Dual-Arm Cooperative Manipulators

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):576 - 586
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    In this paper, the problem of impedance control of dual-arm cooperative manipulators is studied. A general impedance control scheme is adopted, which encompasses a centralized impedance control strategy, aimed at conferring a compliant behavior at the object level, and a decentralized impedance control, enforced at the end-effector level, aimed at avoiding large internal loading of the object. Rem... View full abstract»

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  • Wide-Angle Foveation for All-Purpose Use

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):587 - 597
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    This paper proposes a model of a wide-angle space-variant image that provides a guide for designing a fovea sensor. First, an advanced wide-angle foveated (AdWAF) model is formulated, taking all-purpose use into account. This proposed model uses both Cartesian (linear) coordinates and logarithmic coordinates in both planar projection and spherical projection. Thus, this model divides its wide-angl... View full abstract»

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  • Stiffness Tuning Using a Low-Cost Semiactive Nonlinear Technique

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):604 - 607
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    This paper presents a semiactive method for stiffness control of electromechanical systems. The proposed method consists of intermittently connecting a piezoelectric element on an oscillating electrical network. It is demonstrated that such a nonlinear treatment allows an effective control of the stiffness, while requiring less power than the classical methods. Experimental measurements carried ou... View full abstract»

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  • Robust Iterative Learning Control Design: Application to a Robot Manipulator

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):608 - 613
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    This paper deals with robust iterative learning control design for uncertain single-input-single-output linear time-invariant systems. The design procedure is based upon solving the robust performance condition using the Youla parameterization and the mu-synthesis approach to obtain a feedback controller. Thereafter, a convergent iterative learning law is obtained by using the performance weightin... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers-focused section on mechatronics for MEMS and NEMS

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 614
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  • Call for papers-focused section on anthropomorphism in mechatronic systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 615
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  • IEEE /ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2009)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 616
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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Aims & Scope

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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Editor-in-Chief
Okyay Kaynak
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
34342 Istanbul, Turkey
okyay.kaynak@boun.edu.tr