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Radiation Transfer Via Reflection From Nonimaging Specular Surfaces
Author(s): David F. Rock
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Paper Abstract

The presence of nonimaging specular baffles in a radiation path between a source and collector surface precludes the use of traditional first order optics for mapping the collecting surface into the source space. A method is presented for constructing generalized first order and higher order mappings about a real base ray. These mappings allow one to calculate the view factor between the source and collector without the large number of real ray traces required in alternative techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0257, Radiation Scattering in Optical Systems, (3 March 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959606
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David F. Rock, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0257:
Radiation Scattering in Optical Systems
Gary H. Hunt, Editor(s)

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