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dc.contributor.advisorMarilyne Andersen and Leslie Norford.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsser, Roselin E. (Roselin Emily)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-22T17:35:30Z
dc.date.available2007-10-22T17:35:30Z
dc.date.copyright2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39321
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2007.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 145-152).en_US
dc.description.abstractHeliodons 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.statementofresponsibilityby Roselin E. Osser.en_US
dc.format.extent152 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectArchitecture.en_US
dc.titleDevelopment of two heliodon systems at MIT and recommendations for their useen_US
dc.title.alternativeDevelopment of 2 heliodon systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and recommendations for their useen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc173318343en_US


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