Design of a hybrid optical image stabilization actuator to compensate for hand trembling

Choong Kim, Myeong Gyu Song, No Cheol Park, Kyoung Su Park, Young Pil Park, Douk Young Song

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In this paper, a novel hybrid optical image stabilization (OIS) actuator for digital camcorder is proposed. Image stabilization for this hybrid type consists of both radially and tangentially moving components to compensate for hand trembling. The proposed OIS actuator, which uses a voice coil motor method, is divided into two parts: a structure and a magnetic circuit. For the structural part, the driving mechanism consists of two systems: one system is based on a ball guide with a magnetic spring, and the other system is based on a pivot bearing. The former system is typically used as a driving mechanism in mobile devices, whereas the latter system has advantages such as mechanical stability and reduced friction. Overall, a magnetic spring between the magnet and yoke should be considered to select the best magnetic circuit part design and mechanism design. Regarding the electro-magnetic (EM) circuit, two types of EM circuits were designed to satisfy each direction: one circuit is a moving magnet circuit for the radial direction, and the other circuit is a moving coil for the tangential direction. In a digital camcorder, the space for the OIS actuator is limited, and thus, optimized actuator with adequate performances is required. To solve these problems, a sensitivity analysis was performed using the design of experiment procedure. Based on these results, an objective function was defined for the optimization procedure. Finally, the actuator was fabricated, and the dynamic characteristics and feasibility of adapting two types of mechanisms of the suggested OIS actuator were verified. The experimental results indicate that the proposed OIS actuator exhibits sufficient performance for the sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-981
Number of pages11
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number5-7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2010-0000769). In addition, the support of the SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. is gratefully acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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