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Publication Citation: Proposal for Development of a National Microwave Brightness-Temperature Standard

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Author(s): James P. Randa; Amanda Cox; David K. Walker;
Title: Proposal for Development of a National Microwave Brightness-Temperature Standard
Published: September 01, 2006
Abstract: We review the advantages of a national standard for microwave brightness temperature and outline our proposed approach toward developing such a standard. The proposal is a combined standard that would comprise both a standard radiometer, traceable to primary noise standards, and a fully characterized standard target. We also review our recent work on development of a standard radiometer and on characterization of calibration targets.
Conference: SPIE
Proceedings: Digest of SPIE Conference on Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing & Utilization II
Volume: 6301
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: August 16-17, 2006
Keywords: Brightness temperature, microwave radiometry, radiometer calibration, remote sensing, standards
Research Areas: Electromagnetics
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