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Realization of a Contactless Acoustic Levitation Motor via Doublet Mode Control and Autoresonance

@article{Davis2017RealizationOA,
  title={Realization of a Contactless Acoustic Levitation Motor via Doublet Mode Control and Autoresonance},
  author={Solomon Davis and Izhak Bucher},
  journal={arXiv: Applied Physics},
  year={2017}
}
This paper demonstrates analytically and experimentally an acoustic levitation motor which has the ability to levitate and rotate an object in the air without mechanical contact. To realize such a device two core methods are applied simultaneously; (i) resonance tracking with an Autoresonance feedback loop, (ii) generation of controlled structural traveling waves. The purpose of the first method is to achieve near-field acoustic levitation, which can levitate an object of a few kilograms. In… 

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