Electrostatic Levitator

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"Dish" Levitator


"Ring" Levitator"


"Tetrahedral"Levitator

 
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& Levitator System

 

 

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Development of an Electrostatic Positioner
for
Space Material Processing

by
W. K. Rhim, M. Collender, M. T. Hyson, W. T. Simms and D. D. Elleman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
 

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     Abstract .............................................................   0
  I.   Introduction .......................................................   1
 II.  Positioning Systems ...........................................   2
            A. Dish Positioner ................................   2
            B. Ring Positioner ................................   3

            C. Tetrahedral Positioner ....................   4
III. System Componets .............................................   5
IV. Control Algorithms .............................................   7
           Ring Levitator ......................................  10
           Tetrahedral Levitator ..........................  12
  V.  Software System ...............................................  15
 VI.  High Voltage Units ...........................................  18
VII. Charging and Launching ...................................  19
              A.  Solid Objects ................................  19
              B.  Liquid Drops ................................  20
VIII. Discussion .........................................................  21
Acknowlegments ........................................................  22
References .................................................................  23
Figures - Thumbnails .................................................  25
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