The paper presents the modeling of surface microstructure using a bidirectional reflectance distribution function. This function contains full information about the reflectance properties of the flat surfaces - it is possible to determine the share of the specular, directional and diffuse components in the reflected luminous stream. The software is based on the authorial algorithm that uses selected elements of this function models, which allows to determine the share of each component. Basing on obtained data, the surface microstructure of each material can be modeled, which allows to determine the properties of this materials. The concentrator directs the reflected solar radiation onto the photovoltaic surface, increasing, at the same time, the value of the incident luminous stream. The paper presents an analysis of selected materials that can be used to construct the solar concentrator system. The use of concentrator increases the power output of the photovoltaic system by up to 17% as compared to the standard solution.
Kamil Plachta, Kamil Plachta,
"Modeling the microstructure of surface by applying BRDF function", Proc. SPIE 10246, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VIII, 1024616 (13 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2264576; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2264576