Bidirectional Resonant DC–DC Step-Up Converters for Driving High-Voltage Actuators in Mobile Microrobots

@article{Tang2016BidirectionalRD,
  title={Bidirectional Resonant DC–DC Step-Up Converters for Driving High-Voltage Actuators in Mobile Microrobots},
  author={Yichao Tang and Alireza Khaligh},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics},
  year={2016},
  volume={31},
  pages={340-352}
}
Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators have been investigated to convert electrical energy into mechanical deformation in autonomous microrobots. The use of dielectric EAP actuators comes with several challenges to address requirements such as high excitation voltages, explicit driving signals, and low conversion efficiency. External bulky and heavy power… CONTINUE READING