Various technologies pertaining to aligning and focusing mirrored facets
of a heliostat are described herein. Updating alignment and/or focus of
mirrored facets is undertaken through generation of a theoretical image,
wherein the theoretical image is indicative of a reflection of the target
via the mirrored facets when the mirrored facets are properly aligned.
This theoretical image includes reference points that are overlaid on an
image of the target as reflected by the mirrored facets of the heliostat.
A technician adjusts alignment/focus of a mirrored facet by causing
reflected reference markings to become aligned with the reference points
in the theoretical image.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST
This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between
Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government
has certain rights in this invention.