Battery powered high output voltage bidirectional flyback converter for cylindrical DEAP actuator

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2012

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DEAP (Dielectric Electro Active Polymer) actuator is essentially a capacitive load and can be applied in various actuation occasions. However, high voltage is needed to actuate it. In this paper, a high voltage bidirectional flyback converter with low input voltage is presented. The
fundamental operating principle for both energy transfer process and energy recovery process is analyzed in detail. In order to verify the analysis, critical simulation results
are provided. So far, a unidirectional flyback converter, which can realize the energy transfer process, has been implemented in the lab. The design parameters for flyback transformer and snubber circuits are illustrated. Moreover, the experimental waveforms are provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Power Modulator Symposium and High Voltage Workshop
Number of pages4
Publication date2012
ISBN (print)9781467312226
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference - San Diego, CA, United States


Conference2012 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference
LocationHilton San Diego Bayfront
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI


  • DEAP actuator, High voltage, Flyback, Bidirectional
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