Actuation System for the Control of Multiple Shape Memory Alloy Elements

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Mukherjee, Ranjan
Christian, Thomas F.
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1998-06-09
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United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, DC (US)
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An actuation system for the control of multiple shape memory alloy elements is achieved by arranging the shape memory actuators into a matrix comprised of rows and columns which results in approximate a fifty percent reduction in the number of electrical connecting wires. This method of actuation provides the scope for resistance measurements of the shape memory alloy actuators and therefore feedback control of the actuators can be accomplished without additional wires.
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Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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