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6-Degree of Freedom Tri-Stage Micro Positioner

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Author(s)

Nicholas G. Dagalakis, E Amatucci

Abstract

The 6-Degree of Freedom Tri-Stage Micro Positioner (6DFTSMP) can generate high accuracy, small displacement, and high-resolution motions. The moving platform of the device has six degrees (6-D) of freedom motions (translation and rotation about three orthogonal axes, X-Y-Z). The 6DFTSMP is unique because it derives its input motion from a monolithic tri-stage base plate and has struts that may have specially designed flexures. The 6DFTSMP capitalizes on the availability of inexpensive high quality planar micro-positioning stages for the control of its moving platform. Because the struts, which connect the planar micro positioning stages with the moving platform are oriented in a parallel mechanism fashion the in plane motion of the stages is converted into a translation and rotation about three orthogonal axes. Two experimental prototypes of the 6DFTSMP have been built and various mathematical models have been developed. A micro-position and orientation measurement sensor nest has been developed, which will be used to test various calibration and performance testing methods for this type of micro-positioners.
Proceedings Title
Spring 2002 Workshop on Optical MicroElectroMechanical Systems and Reliability
Conference Dates
April 12-13, 2002
Conference Title
MEMS Technologies in Special Topics: Optics and Reliability

Keywords

flexures, Micro-positioner

Citation

Dagalakis, N. and Amatucci, E. (2002), 6-Degree of Freedom Tri-Stage Micro Positioner, Spring 2002 Workshop on Optical MicroElectroMechanical Systems and Reliability (Accessed July 17, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017