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The Development of a Portable Specular Reflectometer for Monitoring Solar Mirror Materials
Author(s): R. B. Pettit; J. M. Freese; A. R. Mahoney
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Paper Abstract

The general design requirements of a portable reflectometer which can determine the specular reflectance properties of solar mirror materials is presented. Based on these considerations a prototype instrument was developed at Sandia National Labs. Because of the interest in this instrument, a competitive contract was placed with Devices and Services Company, Dallas, TX for the development of a commercial instrument based on the Sandia design. The operation and performance of this instrument are discussed, including the ac-curacy, stability, reproducibility, temperature response, and outdoor performance. Finally, limitations of this instrument and future developments in this area are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0428, Optical Materials and Process Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications, (1 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936311
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Pettit, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
J. M. Freese, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
A. R. Mahoney, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0428:
Optical Materials and Process Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Applications
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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