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Infrared reference integrating sphere (IRIS)
Last Modified: 02/14/2013

An integrating-sphere system has been designed and constructed for the measurement of multiple optical properties in the infrared spectral range. … more

Low background infrared (LBIR) facility
Last Modified: 10/08/2010

The Low background infrared (LBIR) facility was originally designed to calibrate user supplied blackbody sources and to characterize … more

Lunar spectro-radiometer
Last Modified: 04/11/2013

Design of the lunar irradiance instrument is based on commercially available spectrographs. These spectrographs can be stable and sub-components … more

NIST Gonio-spectroradiometer
Last Modified: 10/02/2012

The NIST gonio-spectroradiometer is used to measure total spectral radiant flux (TSRF) of incandescent lamps. The instrument consists of a 3-axis … more

Primary optical watt radiometer (POWR) facility
Last Modified: 04/12/2013

POWR is a cryogenic electrical substitution radiometer that serves as the Nation's optical power reference.

Radiance temperature calibration laboratory
Last Modified: 10/13/2011

Radiance Temperature Calibration Laboratory is used for the calibration of radiation thermometers, tungsten-strip lamps and heat flux gauges. more

Reference transmittance spectrophotometer
Last Modified: 07/31/2014

The Reference Transmittance Spectrophotometer (RTS) is the national reference instrument for regular spectral transmittance measurements of … more

Retroreflection calibration facility (CHARM)
Last Modified: 10/02/2012

In 1993, the United States Congress directed the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish "a standard for a minimum level of … more

SIRCUS facility and uncertainties
Last Modified: 10/05/2010

SIRCUS facility: The basic SIRCUS calibration setup is shown at the right. The output from a tunable laser is sent through an intensity … more

Spectral comparator facilities
Last Modified: 10/03/2011

Visible to near-infrared spectral comparator facility (Vis/NIR SCF) The Vis/NIR SCF is a monochromator-based system that typically measures the … more

Spectrally tunable lighting facility
Last Modified: 10/02/2012

Solid-state lighting (SSL) is increasingly being introduced into the market and it is expected that many of the light sources currently used for … more

STARR
Last Modified: 07/31/2014

STARR is the national reference instrument for spectral reflectance measurements of spectrally neutral, non-fluorescent samples at room … more

Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility SURF III
Last Modified: 11/19/2012

The Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility SURF III is operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST as a stable light … more

System for infrared spectral emittance of materials
Last Modified: 10/05/2010

This facility enables the measurement of spectral emittance using the direct method of radiance comparison of the sample with a blackbody … more

Telescope calibration facility
Last Modified: 10/19/2011

The Telescope Calibration Facility (TCF) was designed to support the NIST Stars project by providing a facility to radiometricly calibrate long … more

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