J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-649-Pr3-654
CCD flux measurement system PROHERMESA. Kröger-Vodde1 and A. Holländer2
1 University of Almería, Plataforma Solar de Almería, Aptdo. 649, 04080 Almería, Spain
2 German Aerospace Center, Plataforma de Almería, Head of Engineering, 04080 Almería, Spain
At the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) a new, PC based, 14 bit CCD video flux measurement system, called PROHERMES, has been introduced to improve the precision of data acquisition and includes with Optimas® a flexible, more user friendly, easy adaptable software environment. The hardware and software is described. Macros have been created to meet the special requirements of the tasks at the PSA. As an example for a macro, the program flow structure is given for the acquisition of the moving-bar sequence to measure the performance of receivers like in the REFOS project. The results are exported to Excel. The comparison with the former measurement system HERMES II concludes the new system as an important progress. Future efforts will focus on the further automation of flux measurements and heliostat controls.
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