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dc.contributor.authorSpasos, M-
dc.contributor.authorTsiakmakis, K-
dc.contributor.authorCharalampidis, N-
dc.contributor.authorNilavalan, R-
dc.identifier.citationMicrosystem Technologies 17(8): 1351-1359, Aug 2011en_US
dc.descriptionCopyright @ 2011 Springer-Verlagen_US
dc.description.abstractReliability and longevity comprise two of the most important concerns when designing micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) switches. Forcing the switch to perform close to its operating limits underlies a trade-off between response bandwidth and fatigue life due to the impact force of the cantilever touching its corresponding contact point. This paper presents for first time an actuation pulse optimization technique based on Taguchi’s optimization method to optimize the shape of the actuation pulse of an ohmic RF-MEMS switch in order to achieve better control and switching conditions. Simulation results show significant reduction in impact velocity (which results in less than 5 times impact force than nominal step pulse conditions) and settling time maintaining good switching speed for the pull down phase and almost elimination of the high bouncing phenomena during the release phase of the switch.en_US
dc.subjectActuation pulse optimizationen_US
dc.subjectRF-MEMS switchen_US
dc.titleRF-MEMS switch actuation pulse optimization using Taguchi's methoden_US
dc.typeResearch Paperen_US
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