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A new rapid method of solar simulator calibrationA quick method for checking solar simulator spectra content is presented. The method is based upon a solar cell of extended spectral sensitivity and known absolute response, and a dichroic mirror with the reflection transmission transition close to the peak wavelength of the Thekaekara AMO distribution. It compromises the need for spectral discrimination with the ability to integrate wide spectral regions of the distribution which was considered important due to the spiky nature of the high pressure xenon lamp in common use. The results are expressed in terms of a single number, the blue/red ratio, which, combined with the total (unfiltered) output, provides a simple adequate characterization. Measurements were conducted at eleven major facilities across the country and a total of eighteen simulators were measured including five pulsed units.
Document ID
19770023586
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ross, B. (Air Force Aero Propulsion Lab. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Terrest. Photovoltaic Meas., 2
Subject Category
RESEARCH AND SUPPORT FACILITIES (AIR)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: F33615-76-C-2050
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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