30 December 1981 Concentration Of A Cassegrain Solar Furnace
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Proceedings Volume 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81; (1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932022
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics, 1981, Los Alamos, United States
Abstract
A solar furnace comprising a paraboloidal mirror for tracking the sun and a hyperboloidal reflector having one focus in common with the paraboloid is analyzed to determine the geometric concentration of the system. A numerical ray-trace analysis was carried out to study various geometrical configurations of the two reflectors. In particular, the geometric concentration is calculated for the case when the line joining the foci of the hyperboloid and the axis of revolution of the paraboloid are not coincident. Possible applications of this solar furnace are discussed.
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M. H. Cobble, "Concentration Of A Cassegrain Solar Furnace", Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932022; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932022
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Sun

Geometrical optics

Adaptive optics

Reflectors

Mirrors

Ray tracing

Astatine

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