Design, control, and energetic characterization of a solenoid-injected monopropellant-powered actuator

@article{Shields2006DesignCA,
  title={Design, control, and energetic characterization of a solenoid-injected monopropellant-powered actuator},
  author={B. L. Shields and K. Fite and Michael Goldfarb},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={477-487}
}
This paper describes a direct-injection configuration of a monopropellant-powered actuator that is intended to provide high-energy-density actuation for a self-powered position- or force-controlled human-scale robot. The proposed actuator is pressurized by a pair of solenoid injection valves (each of which control the flow of a monopropellant through a catalyst pack and directly into the respective side of a pneumatic-type cylinder), and depressurized via a three-way hot-gas proportional… CONTINUE READING
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