Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1181–1190, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1181–1190, 2017
Research article
22 Mar 2017
Research article | 22 Mar 2017

An automated method for the evaluation of the pointing accuracy of Sun-tracking devices

Dietmar J. Baumgartner et al.

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In this work we present KSO-STREAMS (KSO-SunTRackEr Accuracy Monitoring System), a platform-independent, fully automated, and cost-effective system to evaluate the pointing accuracy of Sun-tracking devices as well as its application at the Kanzelhöhe Observatory (KSO) Austrian radiation monitoring network (ARAD) site and to the results from a 15-week evaluating period.