1st Edition

Multi-Stage Actuation Systems and Control

By Chunling Du, Chee Khiang Pang Copyright 2019

    The book aims at empowering readers with a clear understanding of multi-stage mechanism, different microactuators’ performances, their limitations to control system performance and problems encountered in control system design and techniques for solving these problems and dealing with these limitations. This book is designed for academic researchers and engineering practitioners in systems and control, especially those engaged in the area of control in mechanical systems with microactuators and multi-stage actuations.

    • Provides specific applications of multi-stage mechanical actuation systems
    • Discusses issues and solutions in control system design for multi-stage mechanical actuation systems
    • Discusses various types of microactuators and their control methods in multi-stage mechanism
    • Includes real-world examples for demonstrating underlying concepts and design techniques
    • Explores what a multi-stage mechanical systems is, for what purpose the multi-stage system is applied, how it works and how to control it for high performance

    Mechanical Actuation Systems. High-precision Positioning Control of Dual-stage Actuation Systems. Control of Thermal Microactuator Based Dual-stage Actuation Systems. Modeling and Control of Three-stage Actuation Systems. Dual-stage System Control Considering Secondary Actuator Stroke Limitation. Saturation Control for Microactuators in Dual-stage Actuation Systems. Time Delay and Sampling Rate Effect on Control Performance of Dual-stage Actuation Systems. PZT Hysteresis Modeling and Compensation. Seeking Control of Dual-stage Actuation Systems with Trajectory Optimization. High-Frequency Vibration Control Using PZT Active Damping. Self-Sensing Actuation of Dual-stage Systems. Modeling and Control of A MEMS Micro X-Y stage Media Platform. Conclusions.


    Dr. Chunling Du received the B. Eng. and the M. Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She has been working on data storage servo control systems for more than fifteen years and recently working for advanced and intelligent manufacturing as a senior research and development scientist. She has been interested and working in the areas of data analytics and machine learning for condition monitoring, precision motion control, advanced control algorithms and applications, and real-time sensing and signal processing. She has authored and coauthored more than one hundred papers, and two books of H Control and Filtering of Two-dimensional Systems (Springer, 2002) and Modeling and Control of Vibration in Mechanical Systems (CRC, 2010). She is a senior member of IEEE.

    Dr. Chee Khiang Pang, Justin, received the B.Eng.(Hons.), M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in 2001, 2003, and 2007, respectively, all in electrical and computer engineering, from National University of Singapore (NUS). In 2003, he was a Visiting Fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Queensland (UQ), St. Lucia, QLD, Australia.  From 2006 to 2008, he was a Researcher (Tenure) with Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan.  In 2007, he was a Visiting Academic in the School of ITEE, UQ, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia.  From 2008 to 2009, he was a Visiting Research Professor in the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI), University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Fort Worth, TX, USA.  From 2009 to 2016, he was an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS, Singapore.  Currently, he is an Assistant Professor (Tenure) in Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of NUS, Senior Member of IEEE, and a Member of ASME. He is also the Chairman of IEEE Control Systems Chapter of Singapore. His research interests are on data-driven control and optimization, with realistic applications to robotics, mechatronics, and manufacturing systems. Dr. Pang is an author/editor of 4 research monographs including Intelligent Diagnosis and Prognosis of Industrial Networked Systems (CRC Press, 2011), High-Speed Precision Motion Control (CRC Press, 2011), Advances in High-Performance Motion Control of Mechatronic Systems (CRC Press, 2013), and Multi-Stage Actuation Systems and Control (CRC Press, 2018).  He is currently serving as an Executive Editor for Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, an Associate Editor for Asian Journal of Control, IEEE Control Systems Letters, Journal of Defense Modeling & Simulation, and Unmanned Systems, and on the Conference Editorial Board for IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS).  In recent years, he also served as a Guest Editor for Asian Journal of Control, International Journal of Automation and Logistics, International Journal of Systems Science, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, and Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control.  He was the recipient of The Best Application Paper Award in the 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2011), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2011, and the Best Paper Award in the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.