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(Color online) From left to right: (a) actuator plane; (b) switching plane; (c) two actuator planes and one switching plane were assembled to make the motor; (d) each switch was configured in a voltage divider and coupled to a DEA −90° out of phase (+degrees being in the direction of rotation).
(Color online) The fabricated motor with a pulley attached to its shaft for torque speed measurements.
No-load-speed of the self-commutating motor in Hz compared to the DC supply voltage.
Torque vs. speed for the self-commutating motor driven at 3.8 kV.
Resistance of a single switching element for different crank rotations.
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