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Thermal Imaging Actuator 

Best Solution designed a high performance scanning actuator for a military thermal imaging application. The actuator was capable of very rapid reciprocating motion, while requiring much lower power input than conventional motor technology. 
 
The internal geometry of the actuator was optimised using parametric finite element models, and the hardware performance of prototypes closely matched the modelling predictions. 
Plot of magnetic flux density contours in Laws Really actuator
Magnetic flux density contours in Laws Realy actuator 
Plot of displacement magnitude contours in scanning mirror subjected to acceleration loads
Displacement contours in scanning mirror under acceleration loading