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Actuator Software: Bibliography


* Ahn, K.K. and B.K. Nguyen. 2006. “Position Control of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators Using Self Tuning Fuzzy PID Controller.” International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 756-762.

* Ahn, K.K. and D.K. Truong. 2009. “Force control for hydraulic load simulator using self-tuning grey predictor – fuzzy PID.” Mechatronics, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 233-246.

* Ahn, K.K. and T.D.C. Thanh. 2006. “Nonlinear PID control to improve the control performance of 2 axes pneumatic artificial muscle manipulator using neural network.” Mechatronics, Volume 16, Issue 9, Page 577-587.

* Ahn, K.K. and B.K. Nguyen. 2008. “Modeling and control of shape memory alloy actuators using Preisach model, genetic algorithm and fuzzy logic.” Mechatronics, Volume 18, Issue 3, Page 141-152.

* Ahn, K.K. and B.K. Nguyen. 2007. “Internal model control for shape memory alloy actuators using fuzzy based Preisach model.” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 136, Issue 2, Page 130-141.


* Bryan, L.A. and E.A. Bryan. 1997. “Programmable Controllers: Theory and Implementation.” Second Edition, by Industrial Text Company.

* Braune, S., S. Liu and P. Mercorelli. 2006. “Design and control of an electromagnetic valve actuator.” Computer Aided Control System Design, 2006 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, IEEE

* Bobrow, J. E., S. Dubowsky and J.S. Gibson. 1983. “On the Optimal Control of Robotic Manipulators with Actuator Constraints”, American Control Conference.


* Cai, S., M. Becherif and M. Wack. 2011. “Wireless control of automotive actuator based on PID and Fuzzy Logic.” Preprints of the 18th IFAC World Congress Milano (Italy).

* Coifman, R. R and M. V. Wickerhauser. 1997. “Entropy based algorithm for best basis selection.” IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, 32:712–718.

* Cao, S., B. Wang, J. Zheng, W. Huang, Y. Sun and Q. Yang. 2006. “Modeling dynamic hysteresis for giant magnetostrictive actuator using hybrid genetic algorithm.” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.


* Du, H.J. , M. Hu, J. Xie, S.F. Ling. 2005. “Control of an electrostrictive actuator using Newton’s method.” Elsevier Inc.


* Edwards, H., L. Taylor, W. Duncan, and A. J. Melmed. 1997. “Fast, high-resolution atomic force microscopy using a quartz tuning fork as actuator and sensor.” Journal of Applied Physics, Volume 82, Issue 3.



* Guda, V. and W. Semke. 2007. “A Precision Positioning Actuator System using a PID Controller.” Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc.

* Ge, P. and M. Jouaneh. 1996. “Tracking control of a piezoceramic actuator.” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

* Gunther, E., Davenport, G., O'Homhrain, S. 2002. “Cutaneous Grooves: Composing for the Sense of Touch.” In Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression (NIME-02). Dublin, Ireland, May 24-26, 2002.


* Hu, T., L. Zongli and B.M. Chen. 2002. “An analysis and design method for linear systems subject to actuator saturation and disturbance.” Automatica, Volume 38, Issue 2, February 2002, Pages 351–359.

* Haa, J.L., Y.S. Kungb, R.F. Fungc, S.C. Hsien. 2006. “A comparison of fitness functions for the identification of a piezoelectric hysteretic actuator based on the real-coded genetic algorithm.” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Volume 132, Issue 2, 20 November 2006, Pages 643–650.

* Hayward, V., MacLean, K. December, 2007. “Do It Yourself Haptics, Part 1.” In IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

* Hayward, V., MacLean, K. March, 2008. “Do It Yourself Haptics, Part 2.” In IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

* Howard, D. M., S. Rimell, and A. D. Hunt. 2003. “Force Feedback Gesture Controlled Physical Modeling Synthesis.”, In Proceedings of NIME03, pp. 95-98.


* Intanagonwiwat, C., R. Govindan, and D. Estrin. 2000. “Directed Diffusion: A Scalable and Robust Communication Paradigm for Sensor Networks.” Proc. 6th Ann. Int’l Conf. Mobile Computing and Networking (Mobi- Com 00), IEEE Press.

* Ikuta, K., M. Tsukamoto and S. Hirose. 1988. Shape memory alloy servo actuator system with electric resistance feedback and application for active endoscope.” Proceedings., 1988 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,



* Katsikasa, S. K., D. Tsahalisb, D. Manolasb and S. Xanthakisc. 1995. “A genetic algorithm for active noise controlactuator positioning.” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 9, Issue 6, November 1995, Pages 697–705.


* Liu, J., M. Chu, J. Liu, J. Reich, and F. Zhao. 2003. “State-Centric Programming for Sensor-Actuator Network Systems.” IEEE.

* Liang, C., F.P. Sun and C.A. Rogers. 1995. “Determination of Design of Optimal Actuator Location and Configuration Based on Actuator Power Factor.” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures July 1995 vol. 6 no. 4 456-464.


* Mercorelli, P., K. Lehmann and S. Liu. 2003. “Robust Flatness Based Control of an Electromagnetic Linear Actuator Using Adaptive PID Controller.” Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Maui, Hawaii USA.

* Mercorelli, P., N. Kubasiak and S. Liu. 2004. “Model predictive control of an electromagnetic actuator fed by multilevel PWM inverter.” 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics.

* Mercorelli, P. 2012. “An Antisaturating Adaptive Preaction and a Slide Surface to Achieve Soft Landing Control for Electromagnetic Actuators .” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.




* Petrescu, C., Radu Olaru, “Study of a Mini-Actuator with Permanent Magnets”, Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2009



* Rogers, J.L. 2000. “A Parallel Approach to Optimum Actuator Selection with a Genetic Algorithm.” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

* Rovan, J. and Hayward, V. 2000. “Typology of Tactile Sound and their Synthesis in Gesture-Driven Computer Music Performance” In Trends in Gestural Control of Music. Wanderly, M., Battier, M. (eds). Editions IRCAM, Paris, 2000.

* Ray P.K. and A. Mahajan. 2002. “A genetic algorithm-based approach to calculate the optimal configuration of ultrasonic sensors in a 3D position estimation system.” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 41, Issue 4, 31 December 2002, Pages 165–177.


* Sinclair, S., Wanderly M. M., 2008. “A run-time programmable simulator to enable multi-modal interaction with rigid-body systems.” Interacting with Computers. 21, (2009) pp 54-63.

* Suthakorn, J. and G. S. Chirikjian. 2001. “A new inverse kinematics algorithm for binary manipulators with many actuators.” Advanced Robotics, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 225–244.

* Solveson, M., M. Christini, D. Collins. 2008. “Actuator Design: Meeting your Customer's Requirements for Success.” Ansoft, LLC.


* Tao, G., and P.V. Kokotovic. 1996. “Adaptive Control of Systems with Actuator and Sensor Nonlinearities.” John Wiley and Sons, New York.

* Thouin F., R. Thommes and M. Coates. 1996. “Optimal Actuation Strategies for Sensor/Actuator Networks.” McGill University.




* Wallace, M. I. , D. J. Wagg, S. A. Neild. 2005. “An Adaptive Polynomial Based Forward Prediction Algorithm for Multi-Actuator Real-Time Dynamic Substructuring.” Proceedings: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 461, No. 2064, pp. 3807-3826.




* Zhang, R., W. Wang, A. Dounavis and G.A. Jullien. 2008. “Passive Reduced-Order Macromodeling Algorithm for Microelectromechanical Systems.” Journal of Mocroelectralmechanical Systems, VOL. 17, NO. 3.

* Zimmerman, David C. 1993. “A Darwinian approach to the actuator number and placement problem with non-negligible actuator mass.” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Volume 7, Issue 4, July 1993, Pages 363–374.