CENTRE FOR SYSTEM DESIGN, FABRICATION AND TESTING (CSDFT)

ABOUT CHPC

The  centre  works  in  the areas of  design, fabrication and testing of  piezoelectric  based  micro actuators,  thermoelectric  based cooling systems, micro
pumps,  micro  air  vehicles,  mini  piezo-hydraulic  drive  systems, linear piezo-drives  (Piezo stepping  and  inchworm  mechanism) with sub-micrometer
positioning  accuracy  and  macro displacement  range. This  centre  also  works  towards  development of new robot calibration techniques to determine
the positioning and orientation error of robot arm. The centre was established in the year 2014 with a funding of Rs. 16.4 Lakhs from SERB,
DST and with a matching grant of Rs. 6.0 Lakhs from the management. The building space of the centre is 792 sq. ft.

Thrust Areas -

  • Pettier based Cabinet cooling system, Air coolant system and High Speed Spindle cooling System.
  • Piezowafer actuated ValvelessMicropump.
  • Piezo-hydraulic and electromagnetic high pressure pump.
  • Piezoactuator based prototype actuator with hydraulic displacement amplification.
  • Micro heat sinks for microprocessor cooling applications.
  • Piezo stepping actuator and Piezoactuator based Inchworm Drive.
  • Piezoactuator based Flapping Type Micro Air Vehicle.
  • Estimation of end-effector position and orientation error of a 3-DOF robotic arm.


Inchworm Drive Actuator