Experimental Verification of High Redundancy Actuation

T. Steffen, R. Dixon, J. Pearson, R. M. Goodall

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a new method of providing fault tolerant actuators for high-integrity and safety-critical applications. The High Redundancy Actuator (HRA) uses a large number of small actuation elements to make up a single actuator. It provides superior reliability and efficiency over current technology, by configuring and controlling the elements so that faults are inherently accommodated. A laboratory demonstrator has been created using 16 elements in a 4×4 series-parallel configuration to verify the concept experimentally. The design and the results of the experiment are presented, as well as lessons learned for future applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
EditorsKeith J. Burnham, Vincent E. Ersanilli
PublisherIET
Pages996-1001
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781846000386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010 - Coventry, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 201010 Sep 2010
https://www.worldcat.org/title/ukacc-international-conference-on-control-2010-proceedings-7-10-september-2010-coventry-england/oclc/860758050

Conference

ConferenceUKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010
Abbreviated titleCONTROL 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCoventry
Period7/09/1010/09/10
Internet address

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    Steffen, T., Dixon, R., Pearson, J., & Goodall, R. M. (2010). Experimental Verification of High Redundancy Actuation. In K. J. Burnham, & V. E. Ersanilli (Eds.), UKACC International Conference on CONTROL 2010 (pp. 996-1001). [0417] IET. https://doi.org/10.1049/ic.2010.0417