A line-scanning laser hartmann test for parabolic trough mirrors

Brian Wheelwright, Roger Angel, Jon Weiser, Thomas Stalcup, Blake Coughenour

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Abstract

We present a simple method to determine slope errors in large parabolic trough mirrors. While most slope-measurement schemes determine slope errors via indirect computation, the method presented here is direct, and has inherently high absolute accuracy. Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529862
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period11/3/1311/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Wheelwright, B., Angel, R., Weiser, J., Stalcup, T., & Coughenour, B. (2013). A line-scanning laser hartmann test for parabolic trough mirrors. In Optics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/ose.2013.rw2d.3