# IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

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Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s): C2
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• ### Bilateral Control of Teleoperation Systems With Time Delay

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):1 - 12
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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In this paper, we address the stability and tracking control problem of constant input-based bilateral teleoperation systems in the presence of time-varying delay. The teleoperation algorithm comprises delayed position and position-velocity signals with undelayed position and velocity signals of the master and slave manipulators. An adaptation law is employed locally to learn and compensate uncert... View full abstract»

• ### Selection of Important Parameters Using Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):13 - 23
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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Models of systems often require parameter estimation in order to improve output predictions or to estimate a parameter value that cannot be measured directly. Fundamental constraints exist that limit the abilities of parameter estimation algorithms. Among these limitations are the data available, influence of the parameters on the available measurements, dependences of the parameters in the model,... View full abstract»

• ### Real-Time Estimation of Transmitted Torque on Each Clutch for Ground Vehicles With Dual Clutch Transmission

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):24 - 36
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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This paper mainly focuses on the robust separate estimation of transmitted torque on each clutch of the dual clutch transmission-the task that has not yet been accomplished by previously published efforts. In order to estimate the torque on individual clutches, the observer system is composed of a shaft model-based observer, unknown input observers, and a model reference PI observer. The estimatio... View full abstract»

• ### High-Temperature (250 °C / 500 °F) 19 000 min $^{hbox{-}1}$ BLDC Fan for Forced Air-Cooling of Advanced Automotive Power Electronics

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):37 - 49
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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In an increasing number of application areas and industry sectors, such as the automotive, aerospace, military, or oil and gas industry, a trend towards higher ambient temperature rating from 120 °C upward for electrical machines and power electronic converters can be observed. Forced air-cooling of power electronic converters offers reduced complexity of the cooling circuit compared to wat... View full abstract»

• ### Stochastic Modeling in the Frequency Domain for Energy Harvester With Switching Electronic Interface

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):50 - 60
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Nonlinear techniques consisting in a switching device triggering on maximum and minimum displacements have demonstrated superior performance for piezoelectric harvesters excited with a monochromatic force allowing a harvested energy gain of 9 compared to the standard technique. However, until now the performance of switched-interface piezoelectric harvesters under broadband and/or random force exc... View full abstract»

• ### Modeling, Observability, and Estimation of Thermal Effects and Aging on Transmitted Torque in a Heavy Duty Truck With a Dry Clutch

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):61 - 72
Cited by:  Papers (20)
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A transmission with both high comfort and high efficiency is the automated manual transmission (AMT). To be able to control and fully utilize this type of transmission it is of great importance to have knowledge about the torque transmissibility curve of the clutch. The transmitted torque in a slipping dry clutch is therefore studied in experiments with a heavy duty truck (HDT). It is shown that t... View full abstract»

• ### Performance of Sinusoidal Scanning With MPC in AFM Imaging

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):73 - 83
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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An atomic force microscope (AFM) is an extremely versatile investigative tool in the field of nanotechnology, the performance of which is significantly influenced by its conventional zig-zag raster pattern scanning method. In this paper, in order to increase its imaging speed, we consider the use of a sinusoidal scanning method, i.e., a spiral scanning method with an improved model predictive cont... View full abstract»

• ### Laser-Based Sensing, Measurement, and Misalignment Control of Coupled Linear and Angular Motion for Ultrahigh Precision Movement

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):84 - 92
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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This paper presents a novel methodology for position and orientation (pose) measurement of stages used for micro/nano positioning which produce coupled motions with three planar degrees of freedom (DOF). In the proposed methodology, counter-rotation of the entire mechanism prevents the misalignment of the measurement beams within a laser-interferometry-based sensing and measurement technique. To d... View full abstract»

• ### A Fast Online Estimator of the Two Main Vibration Modes of Flexible Structures From Biased and Noisy Measurements

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):93 - 104
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Vibrations are present in many mechanical structures and machines, and are often associated with their elastic parts. Characterizing these vibrations, i.e., obtaining their frequencies, amplitudes and phases, is of most interest in many applications ranging from the maintenance of civil structures to motion control. This paper presents a method for the online and reliable identification of the def... View full abstract»

• ### Soft Two-Degree-of-Freedom Dielectric Elastomer Position Sensor Exhibiting Linear Behavior

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):105 - 114
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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Soft robots could bring robotic systems to new horizons, by enabling safe human-machine interaction. For precise control, these soft structures require high-level position feedback that is not easily achieved through conventional one-degree-of-freedom (DOF) sensing apparatus. In this paper, a soft two-DOF dielectric elastomer (DE) sensor is specifically designed to provide accurate position feedba... View full abstract»

• ### Two-Stage Wideband Energy Harvester Driven by Multimode Coupled Vibration

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):115 - 121
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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This study develops a piezoelectric vibratory energy harvester intended for wideband operation at low frequencies. The harvester features a two-stage vibratory structure. The first stage picks up ambient low-frequency vibration and excites the second stage to vibrate at its resonant frequency, thereby realizing frequency upconversion and improving power-generation capability. The first stage is de... View full abstract»

• ### Nanoscale Magnification and Shape Control System for Precision Overlay in Jet and Flash Imprint Lithography

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):122 - 132
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Jet and flash imprint lithography steppers have demonstrated unprecedented capability for patterning of sub-25-nm features for semiconductor manufacturing. A critical requirement for such patterning is the ability to overlay one layer of a device to a previously printed layer. In this paper, the design and development of a nanoprecision mask magnification/shape control system (MSCS) for the unique... View full abstract»

• ### Tracking and Structural Vibration Control of Flexible Ball–Screw Drives With Dynamic Variations

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):133 - 142
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper proposes a parallel structure of a feedback controller for the ball-screw drive systems which have significant dynamic variations during operations. The controller consists of two controllers with two different objectives. One controller aims at moving the workpiece table so that its position tracks reference trajectories with high speed and high accuracy. The other controller is for su... View full abstract»

• ### Projection-Based Force-Reflection Algorithms With Frequency Separation for Bilateral Teleoperation

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):143 - 154
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Projection-based force-reflection (PBFR) algorithms have been previously demonstrated to substantially improve stability characteristics of bilateral teleoperators with communication delays; however, the transient response of the PBFR algorithms suffers from relatively slow force convergence. As a result, the high-frequency component of the reflected force is lost during the initial phase of conta... View full abstract»

• ### Automated Fault Diagnosis and Accommodation Control for Mechanical Systems

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):155 - 165
Cited by:  Papers (8)
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In this paper, a fault diagnosis and accommodation control scheme is designed, which is applicable to mechanical systems. First, the fault detection is developed by designing a nonlinear observer. Second, the fault isolation is achieved by using multiple fault observers. Third, when a fault is diagnosed, an adequate fault accommodation control is triggered to compensate the effects of the fault fu... View full abstract»

• ### Design of a Small-Scale Prototype for Research in Airborne Wind Energy

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):166 - 177
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Airborne wind energy is a new renewable technology that promises to deliver electricity at low costs and in large quantities. Despite the steadily growing interest in this field, few results with real-world data have been reported so far, due to the difficulty faced by researchers when realizing an experimental setup. Indeed airborne wind energy prototypes are mechatronic devices involving many mu... View full abstract»

• ### Modeling of Torsional Compliance and Hysteresis Behaviors in Harmonic Drives

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):178 - 185
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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Nonlinear torsional compliance and hysteresis are associated with harmonic drives, and their accurate modeling is crucial for improving performance of the control system of harmonic drive-based devices such as robot joints. In this paper, a new approach is taken to model the torsional compliance and hysteresis behavior in harmonic drives. The proposed model is derived by modeling the compliance be... View full abstract»

• ### An Endorectal Ultrasound Probe Comanipulator With Hybrid Actuation Combining Brakes and Motors

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):186 - 196
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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A robotic device, aimed at assisting a urologist in positioning an endorectal ultrasound probe to perform prostate biopsies, is presented. The proposed system is a comanipulator that holds the probe simultaneously with the urologist. This robot supports two modes of operation: the free mode, where the entire movement control is left to the urologist when he/she positions the probe with respect to ... View full abstract»

• ### Flatness-Based Nonlinear Control for Position Tracking of Electrohydraulic Systems

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):197 - 206
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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In this paper, a flatness-based nonlinear controller is proposed to improve the position-tracking performance and to reduce the current input ripple in electrohydraulic systems (EHSs). The proposed method consists of feedforward control using a flatness concept and feedback control to yield a stable control system. This paper presents an analysis on the problem of tracking a reference position, co... View full abstract»

• ### Bridge Life Extension Using Semiactive Vibration Control

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):207 - 216
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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This paper focuses on the use of a control system to extend the life of a highway bridge. The safe life of a bridge can be more than tripled if the peak strain levels it experiences are reduced by just 33%. As of 2012, over 5000 bridges in the country have been deemed to be structurally deficient. Hence, the use of a vibration control system to extend the lives of bridges can be of tremendous soci... View full abstract»

• ### Slosh Suppression for Infinite Modes in a Moving Liquid Container

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):217 - 225
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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Control of a moving liquid container is challenging because of unwanted transient and residual slosh. Although significant progress has been achieved at eliminating the fundamental sloshing mode, less success has been achieved with designing a controller to suppress slosh for an infinite number of modes. This study presented two methods to reduce an infinite number of sloshing modes in a moving li... View full abstract»

• ### Precision Sinusoidal Local Scan for Large-Range Atomic Force Microscopy With Auxiliary Optical Microscopy

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):226 - 236
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a powerful measurement instrument which can build 3-D topography image of conductive and nonconductive samples at nanoscale resolution. However, due to the scan method of conventional AFM, the induced mechanical resonance of the scanner and the scan in area of uninterest would strictly limit the scan speed. In this study, we improve these problems with our designed... View full abstract»

• ### Vibration Control of a Nonuniform Wind Turbine Tower via Disturbance Observer

Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):237 - 244
Cited by:  Papers (48)
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In this paper, the vibration control problem is studied for a wind turbine tower subjected to random wind loads. The tower is modeled as a nonuniform Euler-Bernoulli beam system with distributed parameters by using the Hamilton's principle. The control force is applied at the top boundary of the tower to suppress the vibrations of the tower. Disturbance observer is designed to attenuate the distur... View full abstract»

## 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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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
George Chiu
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA
gchiu@purdue.edu