Design of solarimeter

(1982) Design of solarimeter. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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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)
Subjects: Electrical
Department: College of Engineering and Physics > Electrical Engineering
Committee Advisor: Kettani, M. Ali
Committee Members: Subhani, Khaja F. and Rofail, S. S.
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:51
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:52