Fattah, Uthman Abdullatif (1982) Design of solarimeter. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
First a survey of principles used in designing the principal types of solar radiation-measuring instruments is described together with a brief description of the various factors affecting their calibration and limiting their lifetimes. Then a theoretical analysis of thermal effect in transistors is developed, with the aim of designing an electronic apparatus for measuring total and possibly direct solar radiation. Finally, a laboratory set-up of such “transheliometer” is reported along with the pertinent calculations and experimental observations. The major objective in this work is to assess the suitability of the bipolar junction transistor (BJT) as a radiation sensing device in order to meet the requirement of designing a simple, effective and economic radiation-measuring instrument.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Divisions:||College Of Engineering Sciences > Electrical Engineering Dept|
|Creators:||Fattah, Uthman Abdullatif|
|Committee Advisor:||Kettani, M. Ali|
|Committee Members:||Subhani, Khaja F. and Rofail, S. S.|
|Deposited By:||KFUPM ePrints Admin|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2008 16:51|
|Last Modified:||25 Apr 2011 09:30|
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