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Title: High Performance Piezoelectric Actuated Gimbal (HIERAX)

Abstract

This paper presents a 3-axis gimbal whose three rotational axes are actuated by a novel drive system: linear piezoelectric motors whose linear output is converted to rotation by using drive disks. Advantages of this technology are: fast response, high accelerations, dither-free actuation and backlash-free positioning. The gimbal was developed to house a laser range finder for the purpose of tracking and guiding unmanned aerial vehicles during landing maneuvers. The tilt axis was built and the test results indicate excellent performance that meets design specifications.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
923493
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-07-12887
TRN: US200804%%1191
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 49th Annual Conference of the Idaho Academy of Sciences,Idaho Falls, Idaho,04/19/2007,04/19/2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DESIGN; LASERS; MOTORS; PERFORMANCE; POSITIONING; RANGE FINDERS; ROTATION; SPECIFICATIONS; gimbal; piezoelectric motor; position tracking; UAV; unmanned aerial vehicle

Citation Formats

Tschaggeny, Charles, Jones, Warren, and Bamberg, Eberhard. High Performance Piezoelectric Actuated Gimbal (HIERAX). United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Tschaggeny, Charles, Jones, Warren, & Bamberg, Eberhard. High Performance Piezoelectric Actuated Gimbal (HIERAX). United States.
Tschaggeny, Charles, Jones, Warren, and Bamberg, Eberhard. 2007. "High Performance Piezoelectric Actuated Gimbal (HIERAX)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/923493.
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abstractNote = {This paper presents a 3-axis gimbal whose three rotational axes are actuated by a novel drive system: linear piezoelectric motors whose linear output is converted to rotation by using drive disks. Advantages of this technology are: fast response, high accelerations, dither-free actuation and backlash-free positioning. The gimbal was developed to house a laser range finder for the purpose of tracking and guiding unmanned aerial vehicles during landing maneuvers. The tilt axis was built and the test results indicate excellent performance that meets design specifications.},
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