Closed-loop control of soft active composites

Numair Ahmed, Placid Ferreira

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper presents the possibility of closed-loop regulation of position or force at features (posts) on an active composite membrane. Active composite membranes are multilayered membranes with different functions, actuation, sensing, interconnect, mechanical compliance tuning assigned to them. Here we demonstrate the ability to perform closed-loop control on an array of four posts on a membrane stamp designed for micro-transfer printing. The paper also assesses the positioning and force resolution obtaining from such membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis; Materials
Subtitle of host publicationGenetics to Structures
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857571
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015 - Houston, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2015Nov 19 2015

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


OtherASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Micro-transfer printing
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • Soft actuation
  • Wearable electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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