Mechanisms and Machine Science

Design, Modeling and Experiments of 3-DOF Electromagnetic Spherical Actuators

Authors: Yan, L., Chen, I.-M., Lim, C.K., Yang, G., Lee, K.-M.

  • First monograph which systematically treats multi-DOF spherical actuators
  • Important in the development of applications in the fields of robotics, automobile, aerospace, manufacturing and medicine industry
  • Will broaden the scope of future research
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A spherical actuator is a novel electric device that can achieve 2/3-DOF rotational motions in a single joint with electric power input. It has advantages such as compact structure, low mass/moment of inertia, fast response and non-singularities within the workspace. It has promising applications in robotics, automobile, manufacturing, medicine and aerospace industry.

This is the first monograph that introduces the research on spherical actuators systematically.  It broadens the scope of actuators from conventional single-axis to multi-axis, which will help both beginners and researchers to enhance their knowledge on electromagnetic actuators. Generic analytic modeling methods for magnetic field and torque output are developed, which can be applied to the development of other electromagnetic actuators. A parametric design methodology that allows fast analysis and design of spherical actuators for various applications is proposed. A novel non-contact high-precision 3-DOF spherical motion sensing methodology is developed and evaluated with experiments, which shows that it can achieve one order of magnitude higher precision than conventional methods. The technologies of nondimensionalization and normalization are introduced into magnetic field analysis the first time, and a benchmark database is established for the reference of other researches on spherical actuators.

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“This monograph aims to present a generic methodology for modeling, design, and experimental investigation of three degree-of-freedom (3-DOF) permanent magnet spherical actuators. … The book is primarily intended for researchers and developers working on spherical actuators, sensors, and instruments.” (IEEE Control Systems Magazine, February, 2012)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design, Modeling and Experiments of 3-DOF Electromagnetic Spherical Actuators
Authors
Series Title
Mechanisms and Machine Science
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1646-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1646-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1645-2
Series ISSN
2211-0984
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 163
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