Software Configurable Optical Test System (SCOTS)
Authors : Robert Parks, Roger Angel, Jim Burge, Peng Su and James Johnson
SCOTS is a simple, inexpensive test of the quality ofs olar collector dishes. In its simplest it uses nothing more than a laptop computer.
A pattern on the screen is the light source for the test.
The built‐in camera is the detector, while the computer controls the screen pattern and calculates the collector shape.