• WordNet 3.6
    • adj servo of or involving servomechanisms
    • n servo control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system
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In literature:

De tuo fideli servo A.F.
"New Chronicles of Rebecca" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
Steel clanged on steel as they turned the corner and moments later the whine of servos came faintly to their ears.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
Servo Why, sir, let this satisfy you; good faith, I had no such intent.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
Smoothly, he began to run through his spiel, silent but for the soft hum and whine of his servos.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
M. Quo puer cum eo servo properat?
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
Dixit Victor(ei) servo Milchonis, Iret trans fluctus.
"Bolougne-Sur-Mer" by Reverend William Canon Fleming
Dubium quippe non est servos posse meliorari qui de labore agrorum ad urbana servitia transferuntur.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
I was being held by a statue of bronze, animated by some monster servo-mechanism.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
Servos tuos ne despice, O Maria!
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
During the war, he had worked on radio-controlled servos, doing acceptable work.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
What have you done to our servo?
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Then I checked servo barracks; it was still early and I knew the other servos would all be in town.
"The Love of Frank Nineteen" by David Carpenter Knight
Disregarding the bulletin, Jason kept Moglaut at the servo-tracer.
"Zero Data" by Charles Saphro
The force was enough to rock him slightly off-balance before the servos readjusted.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
Some high-level servo mechanisms had not been thoroughly disconnected.
"The Junkmakers" by Albert R. Teichner
The balloon itself was attached to its anchor tube by a one hundred meter cable that gave free play to these orientation servos.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
Project Cetus had drawn servos the day before, and they were on the shelves then.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Happily, the sages recorded the linguistic structure of the forgotten tongue on memnoscript, and gave it to a servo translator.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller
She was asking him to switch control of the servos for Radar One over to her terminal.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
They sang of Kosovo and of the Servo-Bulgarian war and of the border fights of the neighbourhood.
"Through the Land of the Serb" by Mary Edith Durham

In poetry:

Ardi, veggo la cera! E' l'ala icaria,
quella che il fabro della vacca infame
foggiò quando fu servo nel reame
del re gnòssio per l'opera nefaria.
"L’Ala Sul Mare" by Gabriele D Annunzio

In news:

NEMA 23 servo motor has improved efficiency, power.
The Acoposmulti65m by B+R Automation is designed to unite motors, sensors, and servos into one compact unit.
Developing a servo press knowledge base.
Integrated servo drive-motor reduces panel space, saves time.
This webinar will first present some of the latest servo tuning technologies along with their particular strengths in the first 15 minutes of the webinar.
Battery Manufacturer Switches to Servo Roll Feeds.
Boost Performance, Speed, Economy with Servo -Controlled Welding.
Vibratory distribution system is servo-driven.
The servo-feed system, rated for stock 18 in.
Mitsubishi demonstration shows three independent servos turning three independent motors.
A servo-driven, two-axis positioning carriage.
For more about this tutorial, and for Figures 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7, see: Use intelligent servo drives to filter mechanical resonance - linked at the bottom of this article.
Waterjets Incorporate Electric Servo Pump.
The Great Planes ElectriFly ES18 Micro Linear Servo is a different looking design, and it should be.
This servo is perfect for lightweight aircraft spanning 24 inches and under.

In science:

In addition to performance testing, the robust accelerometer system has proven to be well suited for troubleshooting of unexpected antenna behaviour, such as large and off-axis apex structure rotation for the AEC antenna, and servo-tuning issues for the VertexRSI antenna.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
Other interesting property, the secondary mirror is small and can be fastly translated for an active correction of the OPD without moving the entire assembly, which makes possible a high bandpass servo-control system.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
The rms error on the step size, which must be ≤ 10 nm, is reached by a servo-control of the OPD.
The Molecular Hydrogen Explorer H2EX
The use of spatial frequency domain techniques was initially proposed by Rigaut et al. , who derived the analytical expressions for the five most fundamental limits of any Natural Guide Star (NGS)-based AO system: fitting error, angular anisoplanatism, servo-lag, WFS noise and WFS aliasing.
Tomographic reconstruction for Wide Field Adaptive Optics systems: Fourier domain analysis and fundamental limitations
The digital error signal is sent through the servo filter, FALS , which includes a 470 µs processing delay.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
This represents the expected contribution of seismic noise to the residual displacement once the arm length servo loop is closed.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
The dip at 3.2 Hz is due to a resonant gain in the arm length servo used to suppress the contribution from the primary mode of the vibration isolation stack, while the dip at 16.5 Hz is resonant gain used to suppress the contribution from the bounce mode of the optic suspension.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
As mentioned in section 3 E, only the noises sensed differentially between the AUX and PSL beams, and therefore not suppressed by the arm length servo, will show up as residual displacement noise in our experiment.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
The increased high frequency noise can then be addressed through optimization of the servo controls.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
Depending on how large the residual seismic fluctuations are the unity gain frequency of the arm length servo loop should be able to be lowered.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
The green trace is the full open-loop transfer function of the arm length servo control loop.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
However, as Buonanno and Chen discuss, such filtering is not necessary: The frequencies are actually complex with imaginary parts that produce damping on timescales < ∼ 1 second (when a servo is introduced to control an instability).
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
This signal is then used to servo the frequency of the AOM to null.
Science, Technology and Mission Design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity
Pointing noise out of the laser is converted into power noise by the single-mode fiber which is thus servo corrected.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
We found that the servo AOM itself introduced substantial pointing noise (∼ 10 µm spot movement at the site of the ion) when placed after the fiber coupling perhaps due to fluctuating thermal effects.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation