An investigation of the application of feedback control to schlieren system alignment stabilization is presented. A feedback control system was designed with the necessary sensors and actuator to maintain the knife edge alignment of a schlieren system. The feedback control system's performance when subjected to controlled disturbances was evaluated. The results indicated that the approach is feasible.
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Schlieren photography--Equipment and supplies
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School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)
King, W. Lawton, "A Method of Schlieren Alignment Stabilization Using Automatic Feedback Control" (1972). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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