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Development of two heliodon systems at MIT and recommendations for their use

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dc.contributor.advisor Marilyne Andersen and Leslie Norford. en_US Osser, Roselin E. (Roselin Emily) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US 2007-10-22T17:35:30Z 2007-10-22T17:35:30Z 2007 en_US 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-152). en_US
dc.description.abstract Heliodons aid the building design process by allowing the simulation of different solar angles with respect to physical scale models. At MIT, two different variations of this kind of setup are being developed. The first one consists of a small, portable heliodon that is manually operated, and meant for use outdoors with the real sun and sky. The second is a larger indoor setup that consists of a computer-controlled moving table exposed to a stationary light source. A computer interface allows the designer to automatically take different sets of model photos from a camera positioned next to or inside a model, and view the images in useful ways. Both approaches are presented in this paper and their limitations, causes of inaccuracy and potentialities are discussed based on experimental verification and through Radiance simulations. The results of a usability study with student volunteers and a case study on an existing research space on the MIT campus are also presented as a means of illustrating the potential value of such devices for building design investigation and development. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Roselin E. Osser. en_US
dc.format.extent 152 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.title Development of two heliodon systems at MIT and recommendations for their use en_US
dc.title.alternative Development of 2 heliodon systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recommendations for their use en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 173318343 en_US

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