Estimation of heat inflow considering influence of thermal interference between multiple heat sources

Yuji Kimura, Seiichiro Katsura

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Abstract

Rendering thermal sensation is useful for a machine that comes in contact with a human. For example, nursing robots can give a sense of security for patients, and communication robots can give a presence information for people who is in a remote location by using the technique of rendering. The methods about thermal sensation have been studied for many years. These studies usually use a thermoelectric conversion element called as a Peltier device that can both heat and cool by applying currents. Most of the conventional methods are not considered interference of heat flow between heat sources. In the case of applying these control methods for human interface, some heat sources have to be spread on the surface. Therefore, the influence of thermal interference has to be considered. In this paper, the method to estimate heat inflow eliminating the influence of thermal interference between multiple heat sources based on a heat inflow observer (HIOB) is proposed. The thermal system is modeled by a thermal network method including thermal interference between two Peltier devices. Some experiments are conducted to verify the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1282-1283
Number of pages2
Volume2017-November
ISBN (Electronic)9784907764579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 10
Event56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 2017 Sep 192017 Sep 22

Other

Other56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017
CountryJapan
CityKanazawa
Period17/9/1917/9/22

Keywords

  • Estimation of heat flow
  • Multiple heat sources
  • Peltier device
  • Thermal interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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    Kimura, Y., & Katsura, S. (2017). Estimation of heat inflow considering influence of thermal interference between multiple heat sources. In 2017 56th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan, SICE 2017 (Vol. 2017-November, pp. 1282-1283). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/SICE.2017.8105760