Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites

Karl Abdelnour, Adam Stinchcombe, Maurizio Porfiri, Jun Zhang, Stephen Childress

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a wireless powering system for Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs). The need for technological advancements towards the realization of hovering flight and swimming in biological systems motivates the system design. We demonstrate IPMC wireless powering through radio frequency magnetically coupled coils and ad hoc power electronics for low frequency IPMC actuation. We identify the parameters of the circuit components describing the resonantly coupled coils. We analyze the power transfer from the external power source to the receiver at the IPMC and compare the actuation performance of the IPMC in the wireless and wired configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication
Volume7975
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2011Mar 9 2011

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OtherBioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period3/7/113/9/11

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Ionic Polymer-metal Composite
locomotion
Locomotion
Polymers
Metals
composite materials
Composite materials
polymers
metals
Coil
actuation
coils
Power Electronics
Biological systems
Power electronics
Biological Systems
systems engineering
System Design
Low Frequency

Keywords

  • actuator
  • hovering
  • ionic polymer metal composite
  • underwater robotics
  • wireless powering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Abdelnour, K., Stinchcombe, A., Porfiri, M., Zhang, J., & Childress, S. (2011). Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites. In Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication (Vol. 7975). [79750R] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881737

Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites. / Abdelnour, Karl; Stinchcombe, Adam; Porfiri, Maurizio; Zhang, Jun; Childress, Stephen.

Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication. Vol. 7975 2011. 79750R.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdelnour, K, Stinchcombe, A, Porfiri, M, Zhang, J & Childress, S 2011, Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites. in Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication. vol. 7975, 79750R, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication, San Diego, CA, United States, 3/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881737
Abdelnour K, Stinchcombe A, Porfiri M, Zhang J, Childress S. Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites. In Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication. Vol. 7975. 2011. 79750R https://doi.org/10.1117/12.881737
Abdelnour, Karl ; Stinchcombe, Adam ; Porfiri, Maurizio ; Zhang, Jun ; Childress, Stephen. / Bio-inspired hovering and locomotion via wirelessly powered ionic polymer metal composites. Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication. Vol. 7975 2011.
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