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Background: This paper describes an analytical study of a bandpass filter that is based on the dynamic response of electrostatically-driven MEMS oscillators. Method of Approach: Unlike most mechanical and electrical filters that rely on direct linear resonance for filtering, the MEM filter presented in this work employs parametric resonance. Results: While(More)
SUMMARY The purpose of this study is to understand the nonlinear dynamics of longitudinal ground vehicle traction. Specifically, single-wheel models of rubber-tired automobiles under straight-ahead braking and acceleration conditions are investigated in detail. Customarily, the forward vehicle speed and the rotational rate of the tire/wheel are taken as(More)
USP has formed Advisory Panels to ensure the integrity of laboratory procedures for non-oral routes of administration and expects that the panels will recommend performance tests (performance qualification, PQ) for these dosage forms as well as performance verification tests (PVT) for those PQ tests. An integral part of PQ is PVT, in which a standard(More)
This paper investigates the dynamic response of a class of electrostatically driven microelectromechanical (MEM) oscillators. The particular systems of interest are those which feature parametric excitation that arises from forces produced by fluctuating voltages applied across comb drives. These systems are known to exhibit a wide range of behaviors, some(More)
—Microelectromechanical oscillators utilizing nonin-terdigitated combdrive actuators have the ability to be parametri-cally excited, which leads to distinct advantages over harmonically driven oscillators. Theory predicts that this type of actuator, when dc voltage is applied, can also be used for tuning the effective linear and nonlinear stiffnesses of an(More)
This review provides a summary of the work completed to date on the nonlinear dynamics of resonant microand nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS). This research area, which has been active for approximately a decade, involves the study of nonlinear behaviors arising in small scale, vibratory, mechanical devices that are typically integrated with(More)
Electrostatically-actuated resonant microbeam devices have garnered significant attention due to their geometric simplicity and broad applicability. Recently, some of this focus has turned to comb-driven microresonators with purely-parametric excitation, as such systems not only exhibit the inherent benefits of MEMS devices, but also a general improvement(More)
Trisomy 21 is the most common chromosomal abnormality and is associated primarily with cardiovascular, hematological, and neurological complications. A robust patient-derived cellular model is necessary to investigate the pathophysiology of the syndrome because current animal models are limited and access to tissues from affected individuals is ethically(More)
In this paper we describe the dynamics of MEMS oscillators that can be used as frequency filters. The unique feature of these devices is that they use parametric resonance, as opposed to the usual linear resonance, for frequency selection. However, their response in the parametric resonance zone has some undesirable features from the standpoint of filter(More)