There are several constructive variants of devices built for complex control of engagement on both sides aimed at controlling both internal and external shocks, all of which featuring a standard wheel compound. By the method of forced tooth engagement fitted between the standard wheel and the measuring wheel and using the spectral analysis, constructive errors of the gear wheels can be quickly determined, especially those consisting in shocks and the variation of the distance between the axes, errors that severely impact on operation. At the National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique was developed a device used to control shock values and the distance between the axis of the gearboxes (for four of the gearbox speeds) by means of forced engagement and complex harmonic analysis.
As a result of the scientific concerns of the Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Valahia Târgovişte University in the field of robotics dedicated to security and surveillance, the scientific work "Intelligent Cyber- Mixmechatronic Micro-System for Monitoring and Controlling the Security and Surveillance Robots" is in the testing and experimentation phase, within the doctoral (industrial) thesis "Studies, research and contributions regarding the realization of a smart mecatronic robot for security and surveillance applications". The scientific work results in a highly efficient cybermixmecatronic system, unique in Romania, which will be used to control the mechatronic security and surveillance robot, respectively the propulsion and control of its displacement. The robot is controlled through Artificial Intelligence, using the Internet of Things (IoT), which is why the Intelligent Motion Control system must be optimized both in terms of response speeds and energy. At the same time, due to the varied and possibly unstable conditions of the displacement field, the system must meet stringent criteria of reliability, resilience, weather, stability and redundant solutions for on-site repair of potential failures during missions. The cybermixmecatronic system designed to move the robot must carry it safely at the mission site so that it can then return it back to the Command and Control Center. In the paper will be presented the original solution, applicable with minimum of specific modifications (according to the chassis used), to any type of robot requiring both operator-controlled or autoguid control. Thus, a complex project will be realized combining into a unitary Mechatronics, Integronics, Cyber-Mixmechatronics, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology.
Outcome of the scientific concerns from the Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics at Valahia University of Târgovişte in the field of unconventional measurements using non-contact laser technique, the scientific work “Intelligent 3D video-laser system for measuring distance and avoidance of obstruct obstacles integrable into robotic platforms” is a work in progress being in the experimental phase of single-channel testing. The system is designed for robotic platforms for special interventions in high-risk work environments, with the main goal of an active, real-time 3D spatial stereo interface for the operator who manages the robotic platform remotely. 3D imaging and real-time measurements of distances provide the operator of the robotic intervention platform with the ability to perform extremely precise maneuvers. The scientific work ultimately results in an intelligent integral system that can predict the emergence of an obstacle to the robotic platform movement, thus determining the distance in real time to it. The measuring distance is between 0 m - 40 m, with an accuracy of +/−0.5 cm being synchronized with the video system with a clear visual area from 0.05 m to infinity. The 3D video laser system can simultaneously shoot movie or single images of the obstacle, storing data in 3D, photo or video digital formats, both locally in non-volatile memory or externally thru any GPSR network to the operator and / or to a control center. In later development, the measurement system will be coupled to a GPS network for auto location of position and architected with a self-defense and offensive module mounted on the mobile robotic platform. Thus, this complex project combines in a unified knowledge of Mechatronics, Integronics, Cyber-Mix Mechatronics, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technology.
Result of the Scientific Concerns from the Doctoral School of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics of the Valahia Târgovişte University and the research project of INCDMTM “INTEGRATED MECHATRONIC SYSTEM FOR HUMAN SECURITY INSURANCE FOR THE SAFETY OF OBJECTIVES AND INTERVENTIONS IN RISK - MISO ZONES” (project ID: PED-2016-0924, code PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2016-0707) in the field of robotics, the scientific work “Intelligent Platform with BLDC Drives and Microsystems for Mechatronic Applications in Security and Surveillance “ is the completion of the experimental testing of controlling the movement of a security and surveillance robot, as part of the Ph.D. industrial thesis “Studies, research and contributions on the development of a smart mecatronic robot for security and surveillance applications”. The scientific work ultimately results in an intelligent, original platform that will be used to control the movement of the robot. The platform allows communication between the latest generation BLDC engine (embedded in the drive wheel) and it’s controller and a computerized microsystem that will handle the displacement controls and will also provide the link with the human operator through any remote guidance system that is used. Although designed for an intelligent security and surveillance mechatronic robot, this platform is proven to be extensively versatile for any other type of robot or mobile platform that uses BLDC wheel-drive engines. The project harmoniously combines Mechatronics, Cyber-MixMeatronic, Integronics and Artificial Intelligence into an Intelligent Interoperable Construction.
The smart mechatronic microsystem in 4D is designed and built for metrological and indstrial measurements and applications. The intelligent mechatronic system consists of 3 electric linear axes and a rotation system mounted on the linear Z-axis, which increases the capacity of the measuring and positioning system, allowing further expansion of the technical and technological services of the entire mecatronic system by connecting grippers, palpator, stylus module, etc.
Additive Manufacturing (AM) concerns all classes of materials – polymers, metals, ceramics and glasses as well. For this reason, AM is in the focus of material scientists from all branches. Leaders of the industry realize that the possibilities of 3D printing are endless, and that these possibilities need ways and means to be taken full advantage of. Today, aerospace engineers are using the fused deposition modeling (FDM) method for rapid prototyping, part manufacturing, and tooling. They are followed by leaders and engineers from industry (industrial machines, motor vehicles, consumer products, medical/dental) but also from academic institutions and government/military.
The main objectives of the present project are to study and to improve mechanical properties of different systems from mechatronic and biomedical domains, in order to increase their functionality and life span. This is why nanostructured thin films (e.g. Al, Cr, Ti, Ti/Al multilayers) were deposited on different steel substrates, used in mechatronic and biomedical applications. By the characterization of coated surfaces of the products used in various fields such as medicine, mechatronics, electronics, etc. depends their proper operation, durability and reliability. This is the main reason why, we studied new types of layers and multilayers using Atomic Force Microscopy and scratch tests. The main result of the realized tests is that all studied nanostructured thin films offer the possibility of increasing the lifetime of substrates, being an important factor for proper functional operation, durability and reliability of the final systems in which they are used.
The current scientific work show for the first time, (i) a new complex mixmechatronic concept of integration and fusion in the structures of smart technical and technological systems and (ii) the systems of electronic control for holistic physical-virtual assembly.
The content of the paper highlight some results of professional researches in Mechatronics and Cyber-Mix Mechatronics fields at the National Institute of Research and Development in Mechatronics and Measurement Technique– Bucharest and also at Politehnica University of Bucharest (PUB) from Romania. Some of these results are in the process of transfer and capitalization to the industry, economy and society.
The paper presents an original concept for interfacing tactile force sensors in modern cyber-mechatronic systems. The authors show the results and conclusions of a PSPICE simulation of an original patented circuit. In the simulations, in models used were introduced some circuit components corresponding to the physical implementation for a practical mechatronic system which has already been used for the analysis of human walking. After these simulations were revealed important aspects of dynamic behavior and was proposed an optimal variant of the interface circuit as a non-typically instrumentation differential circuit spitted in two parts, one near to the sensor, and the second far from the sensor and close to an A/D converter of the data acquisition system. For electrical links between the two parts can be used low cost cable without important loss of the signal / noise ratio.
Iodine deficiency in childhood can influence the mental and somatic growth and development of children by decreasing the thyroid hormone production. Iodine deficiency can be quantified by testing ioduria concentration. Our study has analyzed ioduria concentration of children detected with stature delay, coming from two distinct regions of Sibiu County, namely Gura Rîului, a known endemic area, and Şeica Mare, a lowland region. Approximately 60% of these children with iodine deficiency were detected in both regions, but a much lower average of ioduria was identified in the endemic area, where 23% of children presented severe iodine deficiency. The results are related to those published in other articles and call for their extension to larger group of children throughout the country, because iodine deficiency is still an issue of public health with multiple effects on the mental and somatic growth and development of children.