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Solaris A Solar Powered Stirling Engine. Sponsor: Dr. A. Krothapalli For Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory Dustin Harrelson Chris Newton Asegun Henry Hunter Ashmore. Outline. Requirements Design Dish Heat Containment Stirling Engine/Generator Tracking System Frame

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solaris a solar powered stirling engine

SolarisA Solar Powered Stirling Engine

Sponsor: Dr. A. Krothapalli

For Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory

Dustin Harrelson

Chris Newton

Asegun Henry

Hunter Ashmore

outline
Outline
  • Requirements
  • Design
  • Dish
  • Heat Containment
  • Stirling Engine/Generator
  • Tracking System
  • Frame
  • Future Work
requirements
Requirements
  • Solar Heat Powered
  • Generate an optimum electrical output
  • Track the sun
  • Reset itself automatically at night
  • Funding of $5000
design
Design
  • 10ft parabolic dish
    • Covered in aluminized mylar
  • Heat containment, tracking system, stirling engine and generator located at focal point
  • Frame/Support System
    • Needs to support weight of dish along with heat containment, stirling engine, generator, and tracking system
    • Be able to move dish along azimuth and altitude angles
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Design

Stirling engine, generator, heat containment and tracking system at focal point

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Dish

10 foot parabolic dish

  • Old C-Band Dish
  • Donated
  • Converted to Solar Reflector
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Dish

Closer inspection of Screen Mesh

¼ Section of Dish

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Dish

Completed section of dish

Covering dish with aluminized mylar

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Dish

Dish completely covered in aluminized mylar

Ready for testing

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Dish
  • Preliminary Testing of Dish
  • Reached maximum temperature of 720ºF
  • Average Temperature of 500ºF
tracking system
Tracking System

Requirements

  • Follow sun as it moves through sky
    • Enough freedom of motion to point at sun at any part of the sky
    • Sensor system to detect suns position
    • Actuator system to align dish with sun
      • Integrated with frame
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Tracking System
  • Have 2-axis motion
    • 90º of altitude travel
    • 240º of azimuth travel

Altitude Angle (s) – angular distance above horizon

Azimuth Agle (s) – angular distance measured along the horizon in a clockwise direction

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Tracking System
  • Quadrant Photodiode Amplification Module
    • 4-element array
    • Silicon Photodiodes
      • Produces a current which is proportional to the light falling on it
  • Module planned for use
    • Phresh Photonics’ SiQu50-M
future work
Future Work
  • Confirmation of:
    • Stirling Engine/Generator
    • Frame
    • Heat Containment
    • Tracking System
    • Energy Output of Dish
  • Begin Construction of ‘Solaris’
    • Location of where to construct