Abstract

Advances in transducers and electronics have made possible integrated electromechanical devices for active vibration and noise control. This paper describes one such system which makes use of piezoelectric materials. An integrated device employing piezoceramic actuators and sensors, analog electronic signal conditioning, programmable control components, and a voltage amplifier is described. Issues driving design of each functional subsystem are addressed. The device is packaged using flex circuit technology and other electronics industry methods. The means of integrating transducers and other components are noted. Test results indicating the vibration suppression capability are presented, and the considerably greater possibilities for more sophisticated control designs using the same system are summarized. Potential applications in active vibration and sound control are described, and uses of the broader technology, beyond the specific device design, are summarized.

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