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Title: Electroactive Polymers (EAP) low Mass Muscle Actuators
Authors: Bar-Cohen, Y.
Xue, T.
Joffe, B.
Lih, S. S.
Shahinpoor, M.
Simpson, J.
Smith, J.
Willis, P.
Issue Date: 3-Mar-1997
Citation: San Diego, California, USA
Abstract: Actuation devices are used for many space applications with an increasing need to reduce their size, mass, and power consumption as well as cut their cost. Existing transducing actuators, such as piezoceramics, induce limited displacement levels. Potentially, electroactive polymers (EAP) have the potential for low-mass, low-power, inexpensive miniature muscle actuators that are superior to the widely used actuators.
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