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Title: Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation

Abstract

Various technologies described herein pertain to evaluating a beam reflected by a heliostat. A portable target that has an array of sensors mounted thereupon is configured to capture the beam reflected by the heliostat. The sensors in the array output measured values indicative of a characteristic of the beam reflected by the heliostat. Moreover, a computing device can generate and output data corresponding to the beam reflected by the heliostat based on the measured values indicative of the characteristic of the beam received from the sensors in the array.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1126921
Patent Number(s):
8664577
Application Number:
13/238,431
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Ghanbari, Cheryl M, Ho, Clifford K, and Kolb, Gregory J. Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Ghanbari, Cheryl M, Ho, Clifford K, & Kolb, Gregory J. Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation. United States.
Ghanbari, Cheryl M, Ho, Clifford K, and Kolb, Gregory J. Tue . "Long range heliostat target using array of normal incidence pyranometers to evaluate a beam of solar radiation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1126921.
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author = {Ghanbari, Cheryl M and Ho, Clifford K and Kolb, Gregory J},
abstractNote = {Various technologies described herein pertain to evaluating a beam reflected by a heliostat. A portable target that has an array of sensors mounted thereupon is configured to capture the beam reflected by the heliostat. The sensors in the array output measured values indicative of a characteristic of the beam reflected by the heliostat. Moreover, a computing device can generate and output data corresponding to the beam reflected by the heliostat based on the measured values indicative of the characteristic of the beam received from the sensors in the array.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {3}
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