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Solar glare hazard analysis tool on account of determined points of time

United States Patent

September 23, 2014
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Technologies pertaining to determining when glare will be perceived by a hypothetical observer from a glare source and the intensity of glare that will be perceived by the hypothetical observer from the glare source are described herein. A first location of a potential source of solar glare is received, and a second location of the hypothetical observer is received. Based upon such locations, including respective elevations, and known positions of the sun over time, a determination as to when the hypothetical observer will perceive glare from the potential source of solar glare is made. Subsequently, an amount of irradiance entering the eye of the hypothetical observer is calculated to assess potential ocular hazards.
Ho; Clifford K. (Albuquerque, NM), Sims; Cianan Alexander (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 626,617
September 25, 2012
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.