Paper Title:
An IPMC Actuated 3D Swimming Microrobot and its Propulsive Efficiency Analysis
  Abstract

An Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMC) actuated 3D swimming microrobot is presented first. Inspired by biologic fins, passive plastic fin is attached to the IPMC strip to increase the thrust. Infrared sensors are equipped for wireless control and autonomous navigation. Then propulsive efficiency analyses are carried out. From the water electrolysis influence analysis of the IPMC, the best working voltage is confirmed. Finally, a two parts IPMC actuator is presented to improve the propulsive efficiency of the microrobot after the analysis of propulsive efficiency of caudal fin.

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Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 419-420)
Edited by
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
Pages
785-788
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.419-420.785
Citation
X. F. Ye, Y. D. Su, S. X. Guo, "An IPMC Actuated 3D Swimming Microrobot and its Propulsive Efficiency Analysis", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 785-788, 2010
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October 2009
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