Control System Design for a solar receiver-reactor

Solar-thermal receiver–reactor units are being developed to harness the technology’s potential for use in both electrical power generation and materials processing industries. However, there is still substantial work needed to commercialise the technology and a key facet to this is the design of suitable
control systems.
The objective of this thesis was to describe a control system design methodology for a solar-thermal receiver–reactor. 
A prototype receiver–reactor currently being developed for application within a novel concentrated solar power system, is taken as the case study. The prototype receiver–reactor has been manufactured and is in the process of being commissioned for testing within the ANU high-flux
solar simulator facility.


Mustafa Habib is an MPhil student at the Research School of Engineering, working within the Solar Thermal Group. His previous experience involves working as an IT consultant and as an intern engineer in New Zealand. He currently holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree from the University of Auckland.

Date & time

1–2pm 14 Dec 2018


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