Swing-arm-type PZT dual actuator with fast seeking for optical disk drive

W. I. Cho, N. C. Park, H. Yang, Y. P. Park

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In this paper, a swing-arm-type dual positioning mechanism using a voice coil motor (VCM) and bimorph PZT actuators is proposed for the possible application to the future optical disc drive actuator. A VCM is used as a coarse motion actuator, and a set of piezoelectric actuators is used for fine motion. The two pairs of PZT actuators are arranged in parallel and are carefully designed to deflect in 'S' shape such that tension and compression forces are generated simultaneously and thus the hysteresis is minimized. The static and dynamic analyses are performed and the parameter studies on the key dimensions of the set of PZT actuators are investigated. For fast seeking motion, time optimal control scheme combined with PD algorithm is adopted for the fast seeking motion of VCM. Positive position feedback (PPF) control is used to suppress residual vibration for the PZT actuator beams by activating it at the end of VCM swing motion. The feasibility of the suggested actuator system and the control scheme is demonstrated through simulations and experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-148
Number of pages10
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 May

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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