Electrospinning produces submicron fibers for a variety of applications using a wide range of polymers. Achieving the desired fiber diameter, maximizing productivity, and minimizing variation are important production objectives. This paper addresses several important areas needed to develop a general electrospinning control approach including: developing a correlation between measurements, process conditions, and the resulting fiber diameter, developing a method to determine an operating regime that meets manufacturing objectives, and identifying process dynamics for controller design.

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