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Published by The Laboratory, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Pasadena, Calif, [Springfield, Va .
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  • Fluid mechanics.,
  • Heat -- Transmission.

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Statementcompiled by M. K. Selc̦uk ; prepared for U.S. Department of Energy through an agreement with National Aeronautics and Space Administration by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
ContributionsSelc̦uk, M. K., United States. Dept. of Energy., Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
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Pagination1 v.
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  PARABOLIC DISH TEST SITE OF JPL, HISTORY AND OPERATING EXPERIENCE M. K. Selçuk and D. L. Ross Jet Propulsion Laboratory Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA, , USA ABSTRACT The Parabolic Dish Test Site (PDTS), located at the JPL Edwards Test Station, Edwards Air Force Base, California, was operational from Septem ber through June Cited by: 1. M. Orosz, R. Dickes, in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems, Parabolic dish reflector. A parabolic dish reflector (PDR) is a point-focus system with a paraboloid geometry given by the revolution of one half of a parabola around its normal axis. Sunlight entering the collector aperture with a normal incidence is concentrated onto a heat receiver located at the focal point. This report is a description and discussion of the control system for Parabolic Dish Concentrator No. 1 (PDC-1) as used at the JPL Parabolic Dish Test Site (PDTS). The tracking action is a discontinuous, start/stop motion with sun sensors for primary control and a computed sun ephemeris for a simultaneous check and cloud passage. Software used with the flux mapper at the solar parabolic dish test site. 1 microfiche. (OCoLC) Paper version: Miyazono, C. Software used with the flux mapper at the solar parabolic dish test site. 1 v. (various pagings)). (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource.

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