In the present paper a piezoelectric actuator realized for interferometric applications is described, together with a numerical model to simulate its electro-mechanical behavior. The actuator is an open-loop device made up of three piezoelectric ceramics glued into a stainless steel case and connected directly to the parallel port of a personal computer by control electronics developed on purpose. It consists of a 16 bit digital-to-analog converter whose voltage is fixed by the parallel port, a charge amplifier which provides the voltage to the piezoelectric ceramics and a current divider for the control of the voltage on each channel. The layout based on three active elements has allowed to obtain a device which is able to perform a straight expansion with a negligible tilting, a desirable feature for an actuator used for interferometric applications. The hysteretic behavior, a typical characteristic of this kind of actuator, was simulated by a numerical model, based on the Prandtl–Ishlinskii hysteresis operator, which shows a high capability to predict the input–output response at any level of the input signal, and it is efficient enough for use in real-time applications.
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|Titolo:||Real-time calibration of open-loop piezoelectric actuators for interferometric applications|
MALETTA, Carmine (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|