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A Universal Heliostat Control System

Gross, Fabian and Geiger, Mark and Buck, Reiner (2017) A Universal Heliostat Control System. In: AIP Conference Proceedings. SolarPACES 2016, 11.-14. Okt. 2016, Abu Dhabi, AE.

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The heliostat field collects, reflects and concentrates solar radiation and irradiates the receiver of a solar power plant. The task of controlling the irradiation is challenging because of several competing targets: maximizing the intercepted radiative power whilst respecting flux limitations and temperature gradients to enhance the life span of the receiver. A heliostat control system has to ensure safe operation, reduce spillage and satisfy the Receiver requirements. The paper is organized as follows: The first section describes the system architecture and its modular design principle. Then, we present the core task of system control and the achieved performance in terms of temperature control and update rate. Next follow the important support tasks of heliostat calibration and monitoring. The presentation of the graphical user interface (GUI) shows the key features of the implementation. Finally, we summarize and provide an outlook.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113070/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A Universal Heliostat Control System
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gross, FabianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8979-7276
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Heliostat control, tower, simulation, calibration
Event Title:SolarPACES 2016
Event Location:Abu Dhabi, AE
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11.-14. Okt. 2016
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Uhlig, Tamara
Deposited On:19 Sep 2017 14:46
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 10:30

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