Presentation Title

The Creation and Characterization of Magnetic Actuator Systems

Faculty Mentor

Paul Dixon

Start Date

18-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 127

Session

Poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

We will present a family of magnetic actuator designs using helical force-coupling structures. In particular, we will concentrate on the testing and characterization of the actuators, and the electrical drive circuits that we have created to both form their helical rotor structures in situ, and then drive them in operation. The family of designs shares the common feature that they are physically compact high-current three-phase systems. This has required that we create electrical circuitry and a heat management system for the in-situ curing process that can sustain extremely high currents for hours at a time. On the other hand, the operational circuit requires sequential high-current pulsing of the stator coils while maintaining relatively high frequencies. We will discuss various approaches to constructing such operational drive circuitry as well.

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Nov 18th, 12:30 PM Nov 18th, 1:30 PM

The Creation and Characterization of Magnetic Actuator Systems

BSC-Ursa Minor 127

We will present a family of magnetic actuator designs using helical force-coupling structures. In particular, we will concentrate on the testing and characterization of the actuators, and the electrical drive circuits that we have created to both form their helical rotor structures in situ, and then drive them in operation. The family of designs shares the common feature that they are physically compact high-current three-phase systems. This has required that we create electrical circuitry and a heat management system for the in-situ curing process that can sustain extremely high currents for hours at a time. On the other hand, the operational circuit requires sequential high-current pulsing of the stator coils while maintaining relatively high frequencies. We will discuss various approaches to constructing such operational drive circuitry as well.