Jul 2009Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, Custom Testing SolutionsRequest Info
Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced technology for ultra-accelerated solar exposure testing. The outdoor testing device provides approximately 63 years of south Florida UV-radiation exposure in one year, tracking the sun while concentrating reflected sunlight on test specimens mounted in a target area. The technology exposes various types of materials to ultrahigh-UV irradiances, maintains high fidelity to the natural solar UV spectrum and maintains specimens at acceptable exposure temperatures. Using multiple focusing mirrors arranged on the curve of a 10-m sphere concentrates the UV energy on a target area ~10 × 10 cm.