Feedback Control of MEMS to Atoms

  • Jason J. Gorman
  • Benjamin Shapiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jason J. Gorman, Benjamin Shapiro
    Pages 1-6
  3. Cagdas D. Onal, Onur Ozcan, Metin Sitti
    Pages 69-108
  4. Srinivasa Salapaka, Murti Salapaka
    Pages 109-139
  5. Jason J. Gorman, Arvind Balijepalli, Thomas W. LeBrun
    Pages 141-177
  6. Michael S.-C. Lu
    Pages 179-210
  7. Dennis Kim, Robert T. M’Closkey
    Pages 211-267
  8. Mike Armani, Zach Cummins, Jian Gong, Pramod Mathai, Roland Probst, Chad Ropp et al.
    Pages 269-319
  9. Navin Khaneja
    Pages 321-363
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 377-384

About this book


Feedback Control of MEMS to Atoms illustrates the use of control and control systems as an essential part of functioning integrated miniaturized systems. The book is organized according to the dimensional scale of the problem, starting with microscale systems and ending with atomic-scale systems. Similar to macroscale machines and processes, control systems can play a major role in improving the performance of micro- and nanoscale systems and in enabling new capabilities that would otherwise not be possible. The majority of problems at these scales present many new challenges that go beyond the current state-of-the-art in control theory and engineering. This is a result of the multidisciplinary nature of micro/nanotechnology, which requires the merging of control engineering with physics, biology and chemistry. This book:

  • Shows how the utilization of feedback control in nanotechnology instrumentation can yield results far better than passive systems can
  • Discusses the application of control systems to problems in microelectromechanical systems, microfluidics, optical trapping, nanofabrication, and quantum dynamics, among others
  • Covers specific applications and the importance of controls in the use of MEMSActuators, Nanomanipulation, Micro Flow Control, and Micro-Scale Inertial Sensors

Feedback Control of MEMS to Atoms is an ideal book for control systems researchers interested in pursuing new application in the micro- and nanoscale domains, and researchers developing micro- and nanosystems that are interested in learning how control systems can benefit their work.


MEMS control engineering control systems feedback control integrated systems micro-and nano-scale systems nano-scale manuipulation quantum filtering

Editors and affiliations

  • Jason J. Gorman
    • 1
  • Benjamin Shapiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Technology (NIST), Intelligent Systems DivisionNational Institute of Standards &GaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Fischell Department of BioengineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5831-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5832-7
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