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Thermal Model of an Absolute Solar Radiometer Designed for Future Satellite Missions

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Y. J. Shen, D. H. Chen, Z. M. Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(1), 50-52 (Feb 01, 2001) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1349551 History:
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic of the proposed radiometer for the total solar irradiance measurement
Grahic Jump Location
Responsivity and nonequivalence versus sensor position Z for φ=0° (upper) and nonequivalence versus φ for Z=10 mm (lower)

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