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Sliding Mode Control of Piezoelectric Valve Regulated Pneumatic Actuator for MRI-Compatible Robotic Intervention

[+] Author Affiliations
Yi Wang, Hao Su, Kevin Harrington, Gregory S. Fischer

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, PA

Paper No. DSCC2010-4203, pp. 23-28; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Volume 2
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, September 12–15, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4418-2 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3884-6
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


This paper presents the design of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible pneumatic actuator regulated by piezoelectric valve for image guided robotic intervention. After comparing pneumatic, hydraulic and piezoelectric MRI compatible actuation technologies, we present a piezoelectric valve regulated pneumatic actuation system consisted of PC, custom servo board driver, piezoelectric valves, sensors and pneumatic cylinder. The system was proposed to investigate the control schemes of a modular actuator; which offers fully MRI compatible actuation; the initial goal is to control our MRI compatible prostate biopsy robot, but the controller and system architecture are suited to a wide range of image guided surgical application. We present the mathematical modeling of the pressure regulating valve with time delay and the pneumatic cylinder. Three sliding mode control schemes are proposed to compare the system performance. Preliminary simulation results are presented to validate the control algorithm.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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