Accession Number : AD0428032

Title :   A 100 KILOWATT ARC SOURCE FOR SOLAR SIMULATION.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Feb-Sep 63.

Corporate Author : RCA SERVICE CO CAMDEN N J

Report Date : JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : An account is given of the results of the 100 kw carbon arc testing program to determine the feasibility of using the high powered arc as a solar simulator source. A carbon arc burning mechanism, capable of operation at power levels in excess of 100 kw, was designed and built. Cored carbons of 25 mm and 35 mm sizes were burned at power levels from 40 to over 100 kw. Satisfactory stability of radiant intensity was obtained at relatively shallow angles between positive and negative electrodes. Polar intensity variations, micro-brightness profiles, spectral distributions and carbon consumption rates were obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARBON ARC LAMPS, SOLAR RADIATION), (*SUN, SIMULATION), ENERGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE