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Kilowatt-range optical system for driving the solar Stirling engine
Author(s): Koro Shishido; Shinki Kikuchi; Yukio Shibata; Naotsugu Isshiki; Hiroichi Watanabe; Kuniya Watanabe
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Paper Abstract

The optical systei for driving the solar Stirling engine with an output power in the kW range is described. This systei was of the Cassegranian-type and consisted of a parabolic iirror (diaieter 0 2. f/D 30 f: focal length) and a hyperbolic irror (0 . f/D 26). The parabolic airror was co. posed of 181 segiental iirrors . ade fro. glass plates and the hyperbolic iirror was iade fro. Al plate. The Stirling engine was developed by Isshiki et al. The input power of sun rays converged by the optical syste. ranged fro. 3. 0 to 3. 2kW and the output power of this engine was about 1kW. Fig. 1 The optical systea for the kW-range Fig. 2 A section of the Stirling engine. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34802
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Koro Shishido, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Shinki Kikuchi, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Yukio Shibata, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Naotsugu Isshiki, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Hiroichi Watanabe, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Kuniya Watanabe, Tohoku Electric Co. (Japan)


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Optics in Complex Systems

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