Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Peder C. Pedersen, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Fred J. Looft III, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Brian King, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-010406-234259

Abstract

The thesis describes the design of a fringe projection system to study the dynamics of condensation with potential application in a reduced gravity environment. The concept is that an optical system for imaging the condensation layer enables extraction of valuable data from the image because of the ability of the optical system to image the perturbations in the condensation films. By acquiring a sequence of images of the deformed fringe pattern, the change in the surface topology can be observed over time, giving greater understanding of condensation dynamics in reduced gravity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2006-01-04

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

fringe projection, condensation, reduced gravity, optical measurement, Reduced gravity environments, Condensation, Imaging systems in space

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