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Size optimization of a magnetic system for drug delivery with capsule robots

2016

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In this paper, we present a methodology for the size optimization of an external magnetic system made of arc-shaped permanent magnets (ASMs). This magnetic system is able to remotely actuate a drug-release module embedded in a prototype of a capsule robot. The optimization of the magnetic system is carried out by using an accurate analytical model that is valid for any arbitrary dimensions of the ASMs. By using this analytical model, we perform parametric studies and conduct a statistical analysis [analysis of variance (ANOVA)] to investigate efficient ways to distribute the volume of the ASMs so that the dimensions and volume of the magnetic system are minimized while optimal flux densities and magnetic torques are obtained to actuate the drug delivery system (DDS). The ANOVA results, at 5% significance level, indicate that changes in the angular width followed by changes in the length of the ASMs have the highest impact on the magnetic linkage. Furthermore, our experimental results, which are in agreement with the analytical results, show that the size optimization of the magnetic system is effective for the actuation of the DDS in capsule robots.

Author(s): Munoz, Fredy and Alici, Gursel and Li, Weihua and Sitti, Metin
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume: 52
Number (issue): 5
Pages: 1--11
Year: 2016
Month: January
Day: 18
Publisher: IEEE

Department(s): Physical Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2016.2519004

BibTex

@article{munoz2016size,
  title = {Size optimization of a magnetic system for drug delivery with capsule robots},
  author = {Munoz, Fredy and Alici, Gursel and Li, Weihua and Sitti, Metin},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Magnetics},
  volume = {52},
  number = {5},
  pages = {1--11},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  month = jan,
  year = {2016},
  month_numeric = {1}
}