Some insight as to the application of modern electric drive expertise to micro-scale electric machines is given. The discussion is supported by a summary of current micromotor technology and some calculations involving fundamental scaling issues. The main conclusions are 1) that despite recent advances in magnetic micromachines, electrostatic machines are still the most viable and 2) that considerable insight from drives experts can be offered in either case.
|Number of pages
|Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
|Published - 2001
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering