Andrew J. Fleming

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This paper introduces integral resonant control, IRC, a simple, robust and well-performing technique for vibration control in smart structures with collocated sensors and actuators. By adding a direct feed-through to a collocated system, the transfer function can be modified from containing resonant poles followed by interlaced zeros, to zeros followed by(More)
In this study, the actuator load force of a nanopositioning stage is utilized as a feedback variable to achieve both tracking and damping. The transfer function from the applied actuator voltage to the measured load force exhibits a zero-pole ordering that greatly simplifies the design and implementation of a tracking and damping controller. Exceptional(More)
In this paper, a piezoelectric tube of the type typically used in scanning tunneling microscopes (STMs) and atomic force microscopes (AFMs) is considered. Actuation of this piezoelectric tube is hampered by the presence of a lightly damped low-frequency resonant mode. The resonant mode is identified and damped using a positive velocity and position feedback(More)
Piezoelectric tube scanners are employed in highresolution positioning applications such as scanning probe microscopy and nano-fabrication. Much research has proceeded with the aim of reducing hysteresis and vibration, the foremost problems associated with piezoelectric tube scanners. In this paper, two simple techniques are proposed for simultaneously(More)
A major disadvantage of scanning probe microscopy is the slow speed of image acquisition, typically less than one image per minute. This paper describes three techniques that can be used to increase the speed of a conventional scanning probe microscope by greater than one hundred times. This is achieved by the combination of high-speed vertical positioning,(More)
This paper studies the feedback structure associated with piezoelectric shunt damping systems and introduces a new impedance structure for multi-mode piezoelectric shunt damping. The impedance is shown to be realizable using passive circuit components and digital implementation of the associated admittance transfer function is discussed. (Some figures in(More)
A method for multiple mode piezoelectric shunt damping will be presented in this paper. The proposed \current owing" shunt controller has a number of bene ts compared to previous shunt damping schemes; it is simpler to implement and requires small number of passive circuit elements. The passive control strategy is validated through experimentation on two(More)