Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

AIP Conference Proceedings, American Institute of Physics Inc., Volume 1850 (2017)

ISBN:

9780735415225

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85023603570&doi=10.1063%2f1.4984361&partnerID=40&md5=b1b55a0c538c029eb860d840d7b1e0aa

Abstract:

This work presents a simple, computationally efficient inverse kinematics solution for a pitch/roll heliostat using two linear actuators. The heliostat design and kinematics have been developed, modeled and tested using computer simulation software. A physical heliostat prototype was fabricated to validate the theoretical computations and data. Pitch/roll heliostats have numerous advantages including reduced cost potential and reduced space requirements, with a primary disadvantage being the significantly more complicated kinematics, which are solved here. Novel methods are applied to simplify the inverse kinematics problem which could be applied to other similar problems. © 2017 Author(s).

Notes:

cited By 0; Conference of 22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016 ; Conference Date: 11 October 2016 Through 14 October 2016; Conference Code:128572

Cite this Research Publication

J. Freeman, B. Shankar, and G. Sundaram, “Inverse kinematics of a dual linear actuator pitch/roll heliostat”, in AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017, vol. 1850.

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