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Title: Low Mass Muscle Actuators (LoMMAs) Using Electroactive Polymers
Authors: Bar-Cohen, Y.
Xue, T.
Joffe, B.
Lih, S. S.
Willis, P.
Simpson, J.
Smith, J.
Clair, T.
Shahinpoor, M.
Issue Date: 3-Mar-1997
Citation: San Diego,CA
Abstract: NASA is using actuation devices for many space applications and there is an increasing need to cut their cost as well as reduce their size, mass, and power consumption. Existing transducing actuators, such as piezoceramics, are inducing limited displacement levels. Potentially, electroactive polymers (so called EAP) can be formed as inexpensive, low-mass, low-power, miniature muscle actuators that are superior to the widely used actuators.
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