Materials Testing

Rotating Platform

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 […]

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Work For Others (WFO)

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
Night and low-light laser testing
Space […]

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National Solar Thermal Test Facility

Roll your mouse over the image below to learn more about the National Solar Thermal Test Facility.

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