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Neural-Network-Based Controller with Application to a Flexible Micro-ActuatorDirect Neural Controller and its Extension to an Open-Loop Neural Controller
Kazuhiko TAKAHASHI Minoru SASAKI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 1997/02/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Micromachine Technology)
neural networks, identifier, controller, learning, micro actuator,
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A method is presented for implementing a neural control system for controlling a piezopolymer bimorph flexible micro-actuator. Two neural controllers were constructed, both with an adaptive-type neural identifier and a learning-type direct or open-loop neural controller, focusing on the difference in learning speed between the adaptive and learning schemes. Simulated use of the proposed controllers to control a flexible micro-actuator showed that they can do so effectively. Experiments also demonstrated that a neural controller can be used to control a flexible micro-actuator.