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Control system development for a 1 MW/e/ solar thermal power plantThe point-focusing distributed receiver power plant considered consists of a number of power modules delivering power to a central collection point. Each power module contains a parabolic dish concentrator with a closed-cycle receiver/turbine/alternator assembly. Currently, a single-module prototype plant is under construction. The major control system tasks required are related to concentrator pointing control, receiver temperature control, and turbine speed control. Attention is given to operational control details, control hardware and software, and aspects of CRT output display.
Document ID
19820028266
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Daubert, E. R. (Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Newport Beach, CA, United States)
Bergthold, F. M., Jr. (Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Newport Beach, CA, United States)
Fulton, D. G. (Ford Aerospace and Communications Corp. Aeronutronic Div., Newport Beach, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Meeting Information
In: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(Atlanta, GA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-955115
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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