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An Open Framework for the Assembly of Micro- and Nano-Scale Artifacts

Published

Author(s)

Shaw C. Feng, Yung-Tsun Lee, Kevin W. Lyons

Abstract

The design and manufacture of miniature devices have been increasing in both research laboratories and industry. The sizes of the devices continue to decrease to the nanometer scale. At the same time, the complexity of those devices has increased. To achieve the desired functionality, different materials are required for making different components. Consequently, micro- and nano-assembly has to be performed. A micro- and nano-assembly system using optical tweezers has been developed. This paper describes an information framework for a nano-assembly system. The framework contains the following components: a use case model, component model, activity model, class diagram, and interaction model. These components are all described using the Unified Modeling Language. An initial implementation based on this framework is presented and discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

desing, Micro- and Nano-Scale Artifacts, miniature devices, nanometer, Open Framework

Citation

Feng, S. , Lee, Y. and Lyons, K. (2003), An Open Framework for the Assembly of Micro- and Nano-Scale Artifacts, Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822012 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created May 31, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021