Accession Number:

AD0256973

Title:

ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEMS REFERENCE HANDBOOK. VOLUME II, SOLAR-THERMAL ENERGY SOURCES

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ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Basic problems in the development of lightweight, high efficiency, solar concentrating mirrors for space power systems are discussed. Various concentrator and absorber configurations are compared both on the basis of idealized performance and in regard to performance degradation due to geometric errors. Concentrator structural design classifications are presented and are related to fabrication techniques, materials, and reflective surfacing methods. Orientation requirements and the effects of the space environment are considered. Tests are presente for determining collector performance and for evaluating mirror surface quality. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE