This paper develops a method of switching the states of permanent magnets through an on-board magnetization process. The resulting dynamic systems are referred to as trans-permanent magnetic systems. This paper first describes the governing equations needed for the analysis of trans-permanent magnetic systems. Then, the paper demonstrates their feasibility in an experiment. In doing so, this paper presents a method that has the potential of leading to new ultra-low-power designs for electromechanical devices.
Issue Section:Technical Briefs
Keywords:electromagnetic actuators, permanent magnets, electromagnets
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