Determine the deformation of a 24-ft-diameter antenna dish due to solar heating effects.
Measurements were made at regular intervals during a 24-hr period. The Aicon DPA-Pro system was used to automatically measure and process the series of photographs. The deformation tool in the software allows efficient comparison of dish measurements between epochs.
Given the measurements of the dish, the analysis of the results was quickly conducted with the deformation module in the Aicon DPA Pro software.