As a new type of smart material, the Dielectric Electro Active Polymer (DEAP) is introduced in terms of configuration, working principle and potential applications. The design of an autonomous high voltage driving system for DEAP actuator is investigated. The system configuration and the design methodology of a high voltage converter are discussed in detail. Based on the heating valve application, three different high voltage converter solutions have been proposed. The different proposals have been compared in terms of energy loss, volume and cost. Finally, the design selection suggestions are provided to be a reference for the future designers.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Conference and Exposition|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Conference and Exposition - Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao, Shanghai, China|
Duration: 5 Nov 2014 → 8 Nov 2014
|Conference||IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Conference and Exposition|
|Location||Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao|
|Period||05/11/2014 → 08/11/2014|
- High voltage
- Driving system
- DEAP actuator
- Design comparison
Huang, L., Pittini, R., Zhang, Z., & Andersen, M. A. E. (2014). Design Comparison of Autonomous High Voltage Driving System for DEAP Actuator. In Proceedings of IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Conference and Exposition (pp. 1061-1066). IEEE.