Controller development for an automotive shape memory alloy actuator

Eric A. Williams, Mohammad Elahinia, Thomas M. Seigler

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Abstract

Shape memory alloy actuators are inherently nonlinear and require a robust control scheme to guarantee rapid tracking and sufficient position control performance. In this paper, a control scheme is developed for an automotive shape memory alloy actuator that is used to orient an external rear view mirror to match desired set-points. The formulation of appropriate models and control laws are presented. Experiments of the controller in a real-time environment are performed and results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Pages349-354
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume10 PART A

Conference

ConferenceASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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