Robust control of a trilayer Conducting Polymer Actuator

Itik M., ULKER F. D., ALICI G.

Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), California, United States Of America, 10 - 13 March 2014, vol.9056 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9056
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2044599
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Performance of the conducting polymer actuators (CPAs) are affected by material uncertainties, operating conditions and time of operation. The same size CPAs may have different actuation capabilities, which can also degrade over the course of operation. For accurate and repeatable position tracking, the uncertainties and variations in the actuator dynamics have to be carefully addressed to achieve a desirable control performance.