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IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 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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  • Desired Compensation Adaptive Robust Control of a Linear-Motor-Driven Precision Industrial Gantry With Improved Cogging Force Compensation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):617 - 624
    Cited by:  Papers (49)
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    This paper proposes a new model for cogging forces of linear motor systems. Sinusoidal functions of positions are used to effectively capture the largely periodic nature of cogging forces with respect to position, while B-spline functions are employed to account for the additional aperiodic part of cogging forces. This model is experimentally demonstrated to be able to capture both the periodic an... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling of an Electromechanical Engine Valve Actuator Based on a Hybrid Analytical--FEM Approach

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):625 - 637
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    The use of an electromechanical valve actuator (EMVA) formed by two magnets and two balanced springs is a promising tool to implement innovative engine management strategies. This actuator needs to be properly controlled to reduce impact velocities during engine valve operations, but the use of a position sensor for each valve is not possible for cost reasons. It is therefore essential to find sen... View full abstract»

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  • Design of Mechatronic Systems With Configuration-Dependent Dynamics: Simulation and Optimization

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):638 - 646
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    This paper considers the simulation and optimization of mechatronic systems with configuration-dependent dynamics. A modeling methodology, able to capture the varying dynamics and the embedded control system actions, using affine reduced models and cosimulation, is proposed. In this way, mechatronic systems with configuration-dependent dynamics can be evaluated during the design phase. This method... View full abstract»

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  • Novel Controllable Semiactive Devices for Reshaping Structural Response

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):647 - 657
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    Semiactive dampers and actuators hold significant promise for their ability to add supplemental damping and reduce structural response, particularly under earthquake loading. Novel controllable devices utilizing off the shelf components and control systems have been developed to modify structural response. The devices are presented from design, modeling, analysis, and validation via hybrid testing... View full abstract»

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  • Novel Magnetically Levitated Two-Level Motor

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):658 - 668
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    Several processes in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and semiconductor industry require contactless levitation and rotation through a hermetically closed chamber wall. This paper presents a novel concept that combines crucial advantages such as high acceleration capability, large air gap, and a compact motor setup. The basic idea is to separate a homopolar bearing unit axially from a mult... View full abstract»

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  • Eddy Current Brakes for Haptic Interfaces: Design, Identification, and Control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):669 - 677
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (1)
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    We describe the design of an eddy current brake for use as programmable viscous damper for haptic interfaces. Unlike other types of programmable brakes, eddy current brakes can provide linear, programmable physical damping that can be modulated at high frequency. These properties makes them well suited as dissipative actuators for haptic interfaces. We overview the governing physical relationships... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling and Verification of a Diamond-Shape Narrow-Tilting Vehicle

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):678 - 691
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    The authors use planar multibody system dynamics to model an intelligent personal mobility (IPM) narrow-tilting vehicle (NTV) with four wheels arranged in a diamond configuration. A planar multibody system tire model is used to represent ground-vehicle interaction. In addition to analyzing the roll plane dynamics, the proposed model supports the measuring of joint reaction forces (a difficult task... View full abstract»

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  • The Use of Aerial Images and GPS for Mobile Robot Waypoint Navigation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):692 - 699
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    The application of aerial and satellite imagery for mobile robot path planning and navigation has shown potential in recent years. Their uses vary from identifying terrain properties for creating traversability maps to extracting landmarks for autonomous navigation. With the freely available differential positioning system, Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)/European Geostationary Navigation Ove... View full abstract»

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  • Low-Cost IR Reflective Sensors for Submicrolevel Position Measurement and Control

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):700 - 709
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    This paper investigates the feasibility of using commercially available, low-cost IR reflective sensors for micro- to sub- microscale position measurement and control. These sensors are typically used as optical switches; however, their application for detecting fine motion, such as the movement of a piezoactuator, has not been investigated. Five IR sensors were evaluated to determine their range,... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers-focused section on anthropomorphism in mechatronic systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 710
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  • IEEE /ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2009)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 711
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  • 2008 Index IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Vol. 13

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):712 - 728
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  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, 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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Okyay Kaynak
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bogazici University
34342 Istanbul, Turkey
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