Sensing Properties of SMA Actuators and Sensorless Control

  • Stefan SeeleckeEmail author


Shape memory alloy actuators also exhibit intrinsic sensor properties based on a considerable change in electrical resistance during martensite/austenite phase transformations. This chapter explains the basics of the effect through advanced experiments and points to its potential use for sensorless control applications.


Control system Multifunctionality Intrinsic sensor Hysteresis Mechanical influences Electronics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechatronics Engineering CampusSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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