Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion

April 6-8, 1994
Westward Look Resort
Tucson, AZ

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Technical Session I
Wednesday, April 6, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  1. Nano-Drive: A New Kind of Air Bearing Based Transmission Gear
    P. Langenbeck (INTOP)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. High-Sensitivity Receiver for Increasing Multiplicity of Measurement Axes of Zygo's Heterodyne Interferometer
    J. F. Beckwith (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session II
Wednesday, April 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  1. A Machine to Generate and Polish 8.5 Meter Mirrors
    W. Davison, C. Kittrell, S. DeRigne (The University of Arizona Steward Observatory)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. The Development of a Calibrated Atomic Force Microscope
    T. H. McWaid, J. Schneir (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/No Abstract Available/1994 Spring
  3. Quiet Hydraulics for Ultraprecision Actuation
    S. B. Peirce, D. B. DeBra, H. Tran, M. Wiedemann (Stanford University)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session III
Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

  1. Open Architecture Controls for Precision Machine Tools
    B. N. Damazo, C. W. Yang, R. J. Gavin (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. Open Architecture Controllers -- a Development Platform for Machine Tool Control Applications
    P. Orban, Y. Zhou (National Research Council of Canada), and I. Yellowley (University of British Columbia)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  3. Precision Contouring Interpolation Error Analysis
    C. S. Wilson (Delta Tau Data Systems)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session IV
Wednesday, April 6, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  1. Retrofit of a 3-Axis Machining Center with a PC- Based Controller
    W. G. Brown, J. M. Edwards, A. A. Lopez (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/No Abstract Available/1994 Spring
  2. Master-Slave Positioning
    G. Wyntjes, D. Mansur (OPTRA, Inc.)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  3. Nanometric Motion Control of a Traction Driven Slide
    P. I. Ro, G. Rao, Q. Ma (North Carolina State University)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session V
Thursday, April 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  1. Development of Design Rules for Friction Wheel Drives
    N. Rosielle (Eindhoven University of Technology)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. Experimental Analysis of Grinding Wheel Head Feed Mechanism on Plain Bearing Guideways with Force-operated Linear Actuator
    A. Kanai, M. Miyashita, Y. Kishimoto (Ashikaga Institute of Technology)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session VI
Thursday, April 7, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  1. Damping Characteristics of Air-lubricated Slideways for Ultraprecision Machine Tools
    S. Kato (Nippon Institute of Technology)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. Low Cost, Highly Damped Precision Linear Guideways Using Porous Carbon Air Bearings and Epoxy Replication
    M. Chiu, A. H. Slocum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), B. N. Damazo (National Institute of Standards and Technology), and A. J. Devitt (Devitt Machinery Co.)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  3. Do Hydrostatic Bearings Generate Mechanical Noise?
    D. H. Youden (Rank Pneumo, Inc.)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session VII
Thursday, April 7, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  1. Magnetic/Fluid-Bearing Stage for Atomic-Scale Motion Control
    D. L. Trumper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and M. Holmes, R. Behrozjou, D. Batchelder (UNC-Charlotte)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. Design Strategies for a Monolithic Micro-Tilt Piezo Flexure Stage
    H. Mizuno (NSK Ltd.) and A. E. Gee (Cranfield University)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session VIII
Friday, April 8, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  1. 3-Meter Delay Line for Visible Optical Interferometry
    J. M. LeBlanc, M. Sghedoni (Aerospatiale), B. Lhenry (Framatome), P. Bourlon (OCA), and M. Bonis (UTC)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. The Subtle Causes of Apparent Non-Repeatability
    H. Hauschildt (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring

Technical Session IX
Friday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  1. High Precision Measurement System for a Rotational Table
    C. Zhang (University of Southampton)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  2. A Trial of a Force Sensor with Actively Controlled Compliance
    K. Matsumoto, Y. Hatamura, M. Nakao (The University of Tokyo)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring
  3. LLNL/Lion Precision LVDT Amplifier
    D. Hopkins (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
    Mechanisms and Controls for Ultraprecision Motion/Oral/Abstract/1994 Spring