Scale-up for model verification

Mechanics Medical technology Precision-technology
Mikroniek 2009-5 by Martijn Huijts, Dannis Brouwer and Johannes van Dijk 14 June 2011

Manipulators with guidance constructions based on elastic mechanisms are of interest for the increasing number of precision vacuum applications. Previously, the design of an elastic MEMS-based 6-DOFs manipulator was presented. Characterization in six degrees of freedom (DOFs) of a manipulator the size of several square millimeters, however, is difficult. Therefore, a scaled-up version of the manipulator was built. This ‘macro’ version serves as a research platform for the verification of the flexible multibody model including control that was set up using the SPACAR toolbox for Matlab.


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