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Stochastic recruitment strategies for controlling artificial muscles
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
This thesis presents a new architecture for controlling active material actuators inspired by biological motor recruitment. An active material is broken down into many small fibers and grouped together to form one large ...
Functional thinking in cost estimation through the tools and concepts of axiomatic design
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
There has been an increasing demand for cost estimation tools which aid in the reduction of system cost or the active consideration of cost as a design constraint. The existing tools are currently incapable of anticipating ...
Sensorless temperature estimation and control of Peltier devices
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
Peltier devices, also known as thermoelectric devices (TEDs), are solid state junctions of two dissimilar materials in which heat transfer and electrical conduction are coupled. A current running through a TED causes heat ...