Performance improvement of IPMC using resonance frequency

Hyun Woo Hwang, Sung Joo Kim, Chul Jin Kim, Hyunseok Yang, No Cheol Park, Young Pil Park

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Ionic polymer metal composites is the proposing material for applications, since it has many attractive qualities that are durability, aquatic, miniature and light-weighted. Especially, IPMC has extraordinary advantages that are large displacement at low driving voltage(∼3V), low power consumption and simple structure. However, slow time response prevents IPMC from various applications. Since IPMC is generally used in simply-supported configuration, which has same characteristic with a cantilever beam, IPMC has natural frequency and it oscillates extremely at natural frequency. We propose new open loop control method based on frequency response, which is combined with conventional DC input. This method is experimentally tested and compared with result by conventional input.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Mar 92009 Mar 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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