Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator

Katherine R. Krueger, Wojciech Lipiński, Jane H Davidson

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This paper presents measured performance of the University of Minnesota's 45 kWe indoor high-flux solar simulator. The simulator consists of seven radiation units, each comprised of a 6.5 kWe xenon short arc lamp coupled to a reflector in the shape of a truncated ellipsoid of revolution. Data include flux distribution at the focal plane for all seven radiation units operating in tandem and for individual radiation units. The flux distribution is measured optically by acquiring the image of radiation reflected from a Lambertian target with a CCD camera equipped with neutral density optical filters. The CCD camera output is calibrated to irradiation using a circular foil heat flux gage. It is shown that accurate calibration of the heat flux gage must account for its response to the spectral characteristics of the radiation source. The simulator delivers radiative power of approximately 9.2 kW over a 60-mm diameter circular area located in the focal plane, corresponding to an average flux of 3.2 MW m-2, with a peak flux of 7.3 MW m -2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1093-1099
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 23 2012Jul 26 2012

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OtherASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/23/127/26/12

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Krueger, K. R., Lipiński, W., & Davidson, J. H. (2012). Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator. 1093-1099. Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91119

Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator. / Krueger, Katherine R.; Lipiński, Wojciech; Davidson, Jane H.

2012. 1093-1099 Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States.

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Krueger, KR, Lipiński, W & Davidson, JH 2012, 'Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator' Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States, 7/23/12 - 7/26/12, pp. 1093-1099. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91119
Krueger KR, Lipiński W, Davidson JH. Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator. 2012. Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2012-91119
Krueger, Katherine R. ; Lipiński, Wojciech ; Davidson, Jane H. / Operational performance of the University of Minnesota 45kWe high-flux solar simulator. Paper presented at ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2012, Collocated with the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, San Diego, CA, United States.7 p.
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