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Title: Tower Illuminance Model

Abstract

TIM is a real-time interactive concentrating solar field simulation. TIM models a concentrating tower (receiver), heliostat field, and potential reflected glare based on user-specified parameters such as field capacity, tower height and location. TIM provides a navigable 3D interface, allowing the user to “fly” around the field to determine the potential glare hazard from off-target heliostats. Various heliostat aiming strategies are available for specifying how heliostats behave when in standby mode. Strategies include annulus, point-per-group, up-aiming and single-point-focus. Additionally, TIM includes an avian path feature for approximating the irradiance and feather temperature of a bird flying through the field airspace.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Sandia National Laboratories
  2. Sims Industries
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1399217
Report Number(s):
TIM V.2.0; 005470MLTPL00
SCR #2237
DOE Contract Number:
NA0003525
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
005470
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Source Code Available:
Yes
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Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Ho, Clifford K., and Sims, Cianan. Tower Illuminance Model. Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE. 9 Aug. 2017. Web.
Ho, Clifford K., & Sims, Cianan. (2017, August 9). Tower Illuminance Model (Version 00) [Computer software].
Ho, Clifford K., and Sims, Cianan. Tower Illuminance Model. Computer software. Version 00. August 9, 2017.
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title = {Tower Illuminance Model, Version 00},
author = {Ho, Clifford K. and Sims, Cianan},
abstractNote = {TIM is a real-time interactive concentrating solar field simulation. TIM models a concentrating tower (receiver), heliostat field, and potential reflected glare based on user-specified parameters such as field capacity, tower height and location. TIM provides a navigable 3D interface, allowing the user to “fly” around the field to determine the potential glare hazard from off-target heliostats. Various heliostat aiming strategies are available for specifying how heliostats behave when in standby mode. Strategies include annulus, point-per-group, up-aiming and single-point-focus. Additionally, TIM includes an avian path feature for approximating the irradiance and feather temperature of a bird flying through the field airspace.},
doi = {},
year = 2017,
month = 8,
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