# IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

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• ### Table of Contents

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics publication information

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C2
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• ### Guest Editorial Focused Section on Aerospace Mechatronics

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1233 - 1236
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The 11 papers in this Focused Section contain theoretical and practical or experimental results documenting recent advances in aerospace mechatronics and, in particular, new ideas and approaches in the related fields. View full abstract»

• ### Novel Model-Based Estimators for the Purposes of Fault Detection and Diagnosis

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1237 - 1249
Cited by:  Papers (27)
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The interacting multiple model (IMM) strategy is particularly useful for systems that behave according to a number of different operating modes. In this strategy, each operating mode is described by a model and has its own filter. The filters are run in parallel, and an overall operating mode probability is calculated that provides an indication of the current operating regime of the system. The s... View full abstract»

• ### A MEMS-Based Catalytic Microreactor for a H$_{\bf 2}$O$_{\bf 2}$Monopropellant Micropropulsion System

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1250 - 1258
Cited by:  Papers (9)
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The next generation of miniaturized satellites (`nanosats') feature dramatically reduced thrust and impulse requirements for purposes of spacecraft attitude control and maneuvering. The present study is a joint computational and experimental design effort at developing a new MEMS-based microreactor configuration for incorporation into a monopropellant micropropulsion system. Numerical models of th... View full abstract»

• ### Robust Magnetic Attitude Control of Satellites

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1259 - 1268
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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Magnetic torquers are frequently adopted as primary actuators for the attitude control of small satellites in low Earth orbit. Such actuators generate a magnetic dipole which, in turn, leads to control torques thanks to the interaction with the magnetic field of the Earth. The design of attitude control laws based on magnetic torquers is a challenging problem as the torques generated by the coils ... View full abstract»

• ### Toward an Accurate Physics-Based UAV Thruster Model

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1269 - 1279
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) come in many types, the most common being fixed-wing and rotorcraft. Most of these are powered by brushless dc motors driving fixed-pitch propellers. Since the thrusters are typically quite powerful, relative to the weight of the aircraft, the motion of these UAVs is usually dominated by the thruster dynamics. It therefore becomes particularly important to hav... View full abstract»

• ### Nonfragile Output Tracking Control of Hypersonic Air-Breathing Vehicles With an LPV Model

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1280 - 1288
Cited by:  Papers (54)
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This paper presents a novel nonfragile output tracking control scheme for flexible hypersonic air-breathing vehicles (HAVs). This problem is challenging due to the complex interactions between the aerodynamics, the propulsion system, and the structural dynamics. By utilizing the curve-fit and the least-squares methods, a new model for HAVs is established, and then converted into a linear parameter... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Validation for a Multifunctional Wing Spar With Sensing, Harvesting, and Gust Alleviation Capabilities

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1289 - 1299
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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This paper experimentally examines a multifunctional gust alleviation system and holds promise for improving small unmanned aerial vehicles performance in wind gusts. The designed multifunctional wing spar is able to harvest energy itself from the normal vibrations during flight. If the wing experiences any strong wind gust, it will provide vibration control to maintain its stability. The proposed... View full abstract»

• ### Model-Based and Data-Driven Fault Detection Performance for a Small UAV

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1300 - 1309
Cited by:  Papers (28)
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Fault detection and identification algorithms may rely on knowledge of underlying system dynamics while some eschew this modeling in favor of data-driven anomaly detection. This paper considers model-based residual generation and data-driven anomaly detection for a small, low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle using both types of approaches and applies those algorithms to experimental faulted and unfaul... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Cascade Temperature Control System for a High-Speed Heat-Airflow Wind Tunnel

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1310 - 1319
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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In order to meet stringent temperature-control requirements in a high-speed airflow wind tunnel (HAWT) for thermal simulation under complicated work conditions such as thermal strength experiment of aero engine blade and dynamic calibration of high temperature thermal coupler, this paper proposes a novel cascade fuzzy-PID (C-Fuzzy-PID) compound control method for regulating the fuel-oil flow rate ... View full abstract»

• ### Fully Autonomous Vision-Based Net-Recovery Landing System for a Fixed-Wing UAV

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1320 - 1333
Cited by:  Papers (36)
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This paper presents an autonomous vision-based netrecovery system for small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A fixed-wing UAV platform is constructed using various avionic sensors, and integrated with a flight control system and a vision system. The ground operation system consists of a vision station and ground control station that provide operation commands and monitor the UAV status.... View full abstract»

• ### Semiautonomous Haptic Teleoperation Control Architecture of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1334 - 1345
Cited by:  Papers (79)
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We propose a novel semiautonomous haptic teleoperation control architecture for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), consisting of three control layers: 1) UAV control layer, where each UAV is abstracted by, and is controlled to follow the trajectory of, its own kinematic Cartesian virtual point (VP); 2) VP control layer, which modulates each VP's motion according to the teleoperation command... View full abstract»

• ### Computer-Vision-Based Wheel Sinkage Estimation for Robot Navigation on Lunar Terrain

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1346 - 1356
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper presents a wheel sinkage detection method that may be used in robotic lunar exploration tasks. The method extracts the boundary line between a robot wheel and lunar soil by segmenting the wheel-soil image captured from a video camera that monitors wheel-soil interaction. The detected boundary is projected onto the soil-free image of the robot wheel to determine the parameters of wheel s... View full abstract»

• ### Speed-Sensorless Vector Control of a Bearingless Induction Motor With Artificial Neural Network Inverse Speed Observer

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1357 - 1366
Cited by:  Papers (62)
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To effectively reject the influence of speed detection on system stability and precision for a bearingless induction motor, this paper proposes a novel speed observation scheme using artificial neural network (ANN) inverse method. The inherent subsystem consisting of speed and torque winding currents is modeled, and then its inversion is implemented by the ANN. The speed is successfully observed v... View full abstract»

• ### Wireless In-Piping Actuator Capable of High-Speed Locomotion by a New Motion Principle

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1367 - 1376
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Finding damage inside pipes is important for the inspection of pipes used in nuclear power plants and chemical plants. A number of studies have investigated the mechanisms of an actuator with an electric cable to provide locomotion through various devices in pipes. A wireless actuator capable of movement in narrow pipes of several millimeters in diameter has not yet been developed. This paper prop... View full abstract»

• ### Computationally Efficient Adaption of the Window Size of Discrete Position Differentiators

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1377 - 1384
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Digital motion control requires precise and low-noise velocity information. Since this velocity information must be calculated from position encoders in each control cycle, time efficiency of these algorithms is a very important design goal. Additionally, it is required that these algorithms operate over wide ranges of both velocity and acceleration. Model-based feedback observers fulfill these re... View full abstract»

• ### Identification and Compensation of Nonlinear Friction Characteristics and Precision Control for a Linear Motor Stage

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1385 - 1396
Cited by:  Papers (52)
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The main goal of this investigation is to improve the tracking accuracy of the stage of a linear motor. A DC brushless linear motor is used to actuate a gantry stage to perform printing. To compensate for the tracking error of the gantry stage that is associated with nonlinear friction, the dynamics of the nonlinear static friction are formulated using the Hsieh-Pan model. Particle swarm optimizat... View full abstract»

• ### Physical Connection and Disconnection Control Based on Hot Melt Adhesives

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1397 - 1409
Cited by:  Papers (16)
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Physical connection and disconnection control has practical meanings for robot applications. Compared to conventional connection mechanisms, bonding involving a thermal process could provide high connection strength, high repeatability, and power-free connection maintenance, etc. In terms of disconnection, an established bond can be easily weakened with a temperature rise of the material used to f... View full abstract»

• ### Active Disturbance Rejection Control Based on an Improved Equivalent-Input-Disturbance Approach

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1410 - 1413
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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This paper presents an improved equivalent-inputdisturbance (IEID) approach for disturbance rejection. It can be used for both minimumand nonminimum-phase plants. First, a full-order generalized state observer (GSO) is employed in the construction of an IEID-based servo system to estimate an equivalent input disturbance. Then, a stability condition is derived and a GSO design algorithm is develope... View full abstract»

• ### Magnetically Actuated Soft Capsule With the Multimodal Drug Release Function

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1413 - 1418
Cited by:  Papers (41)
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In this paper, we present a magnetically actuated multimodal drug release mechanism using a tetherless soft capsule endoscope for the treatment of gastric disease. Because the designed capsule has a drug chamber between both magnetic heads, if it is compressed by the external magnetic field, the capsule could release a drug in a specific position locally. The capsule is designed to release a drug ... View full abstract»

• ### Through-Silicon Stroboscopic Characterization of an Oscillating MEMS Thermal Actuator Using Supercontinuum Interferometry

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1418 - 1420
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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We measured the surface profile of the hidden face of a thermally actuated oscillating 4-μm-thick silicon microelectromechanical system (MEMS) bridge. To do this, we employed a stroboscopically synchronized supercontinuum light source incorporated into a scanning low-coherence interferometer. The instrument exploited the near-infrared part (1.1-1.7 μm) of the emitted spectrum and a camera sensitiv... View full abstract»

• ### Effects of Magnetic Pole Design on Orientation Torque for a Spherical Motor

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1420 - 1425
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper investigates the effect of pole layouts of permanent magnets (PMs) and electromagnets (EMs) on inclination torque of a multidegrees of freedom (DOFs) spherical motor (SM). Unlike conventional electromagnetic actuators capable of controlling a single DOF motion in spinning, the SM offers a unique ability to control orientation of a spinning rotor. Although the motor offers such attractiv... View full abstract»

• ### Approaching Servoclass Tracking Performance by a Proportional Valve-Controlled System

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1425 - 1430
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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An industry-grade proportional valve is much cheaper and rugged than a servovalve. A feedforward controller for a proportional valved system has been developed here to achieve tracking controls beyond 1 Hz that are usually attained by servovalves. For compensating the higher nonlinearities, feedforward controllers have been designed offline by proposing appropriate static models for friction and v... View full abstract»

• ### Bilateral Teleoperation With Time-Varying Delay: A Communication Channel Passification Approach

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1431 - 1434
Cited by:  Papers (33)
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In this paper, the activeness of bilateral communication with time-varying delay is analyzed. Based on the power-based time-domain passivity control previously proposed, a time-domain passivity control approach is derived for bilateral communication. Teleoperation experimental results verify the effectiveness. 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