Global to push GA events into
skip to main content

Title: Solar glare hazard analysis tool on account of determined points of time

Technologies pertaining to determining when glare will be perceived by a hypothetical observer from a glare source and the intensity of glare that will be perceived by the hypothetical observer from the glare source are described herein. A first location of a potential source of solar glare is received, and a second location of the hypothetical observer is received. Based upon such locations, including respective elevations, and known positions of the sun over time, a determination as to when the hypothetical observer will perceive glare from the potential source of solar glare is made. Subsequently, an amount of irradiance entering the eye of the hypothetical observer is calculated to assess potential ocular hazards.
Inventors:
;
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159844
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SSO
Patent Number(s):
8,841,592
Application Number:
13/626,617
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Other works cited in this record:

Systems And Methods For Control Of A Solar Power Tower Using Infrared Thermography
patent-application, January 2010

Testing and evaluation of large-area heliostats for solar thermal applications
report, February 1993

Focal region measurements of the 20m2 tiled dish at the Australian National University
journal, August 1998

Beam Characterization and Improvement With a Flux Mapping System for Dish Concentrators
conference, January 2002
  • Ulmer, Steffen; Reinalter, Wolfgang; Heller, Peter
  • ASME Solar 2002: International Solar Energy Conference, p. 285-292
  • DOI: 10.1115/SED2002-1064

Similar records in DOepatents and OSTI.GOV collections: