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UI ME 1997-1998 Senior Capstone Design 
Team Zero-G
Electrostatic Levitator
 
 
 
Problem Statement

Our goal is to develop an apparatus that levitates, spins, and measures the angular velocity of an object.  The object must be circular, symmetric, and spin about a single axis.  The objectís motion must be controlled in 3 dimensions.  The apparatus must be scaleable and adaptable.  It must be safe.  It should work in microgravity.  It should be aesthetically pleasing.  This device will allow us to calculate the viscosity of the fluid surrounding the object.