A solar furnace consisting of a paraboloid of revolution that tracks the sun, and a hyperboloid of revolution reflector that has a focus in common with the paraboloid is analyzed using a three-dimensional ray trace to determine the image shape and size, and for the concentration to be obtained for various eccentricities e of the hyperboloid when used with an 84 foot diameter paraboloid (radar dish).
Cobble, M. H. and Hull, W. C., "Concentration of Solar Energy Using a Cassegrain Type Solar Furnace" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 389, pp. 348-355.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Solar Energy III
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12 Oct 1978