Energy and Climate

Aerodynamic Heating

Rotating Platform

On April 18, 2011, in

The AZTRAK (AZimuthal TRAcKing) Rotating Platform system was originally designed and installed at Sandia during the early 1980s to enable more accurate and rapid thermal performance testing of parabolic concentrators. When a parabolic concentrator (or any other solar collecting device) is equipped with an elevation tracker and mounted on the rotating platform, the solar position […]

Strategic Partnership Projects

On April 14, 2011, in

National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) The Tower at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) offers a complete test environment with a distinct height advantage for a variety of activities, including: Nuclear thermal flash simulation Thermal performance testing and
thermophysical properties measurement Radar and sensor testing, including measuring the effects of aerodynamic
heating on radar transmissions […]

National Solar Thermal Test Facility

On March 2, 2011, in

NSTTF Interactive Tour Operated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) is the only test facility of this type in the United States. The NSTTF’s primary goal is to provide experimental engineering data for the design, construction, and operation of unique components and systems […]



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