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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 546;

A Novel Gyroscopic Actuation Concept for 2D MEMS Micromirrors

Robert Bosch GmbH, Automotive Electronics, Reutlingen, Germany
Technical University of Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS), Chemnitz, Germany
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 9 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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In this paper we present a novel approach to achieve indirect quasistatic deflection of 2D MEMS scanning micromirrors by solely resonant excitation utilizing gyroscopic effects. Therefore the micromirror is set to oscillate in its mirror plane additionally to its primary resonant oscillation with a similar frequency. According to angular momentum conservation this leads to a quasistatic deflection along a third axis orthogonal to the former. To investigate the applicability to MEMS micromirrors we develop a reference MEMS design to be used for fully transient FEM simulation. To achieve consistent simulation results we further develop a closed loop control algorithm. We then perform simulations using this method to prove the viability of the proposed concept
Keywords: MOEMS; micromirror; indirect actuation; ansys; transient simulation MOEMS; micromirror; indirect actuation; ansys; transient simulation
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Kaupmann, P.; Pinter, S.; Franz, J.; Streiter, R.; Otto, T. A Novel Gyroscopic Actuation Concept for 2D MEMS Micromirrors. Proceedings 2017, 1, 546.

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