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Design of a Free Piston Pneumatic Compressor as a Mobile Robot Power Supply

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Design of a Free Piston Pneumatic Compressor as a Mobile Robot Power Supply
– The design of a free piston compressor (FPC) intended as a pneumatic power supply for pneumatically actuated autonomous robots is presented in this paper. The FPC is a proposed device that utilizes combustion to compress air into a high-pressure supply tank by using the kinetic energy of a free piston. The device is configured such that the transduction from thermal energy to stored energy, in the form of compressed gas, is efficient relative to other small-scale portable power supply systems. This efficiency is achieved by matching the dynamic load of the compressor to the ideal adiabatic expansion of the hot gas combustion products. The device proposed exploits this fact by first converting thermal energy into kinetic energy of the free piston, and then compressing air during a separate compression phase. The proposed technology is intended to provide a compact pneumatic power supply source appropriate for human-scale robots. The design and implementation of the FPC is shown, and...
Jose Riofrio, Eric J. Barth
Added 25 Jun 2010
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICRA
Authors Jose Riofrio, Eric J. Barth
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