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EUV Detector Calibrations
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

Transfer standard photodiodes may be purchased with a calibration in the range from 5 nm to 254 nm. Other detectors supplied by the customer may … more

NIST Stars
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

NIST Stars is an Innovations in Measurement Science project to create a catalog of stars whose top-of-the-atmosphere spectral flux has an SI … more

Spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity calibrations using uniform sources (SIRCUS)
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

SIRCUS is a reference facility for the calibration of detectors and radiometers for spectral irradiance responsivity and spectral radiance … more

Primary optical watt radiometer (POWR)
Last Updated Date: 11/16/2012

The Sensor Science Division of NIST realizes and maintains the unit of optical power (watt) with the NIST reference cryogenic radiometer, Primary … more

Infrared optical properties of materials and components
Last Updated Date: 11/15/2012

Accurate measurements of the optical properties of materials in the infrared spectral range play an increasingly important role in the aerospace … more

Color and appearance
Last Updated Date: 10/17/2012

We are developing instrumentation, standards artifacts, and measurement protocols to characterize appearance attributes including color, texture, … more

Spectral responsivity measurement
Last Updated Date: 10/02/2012

NIST provides calibration of the spectral responsivity and spatial uniformity of photodetectors for use in industrial and government labs. These … more

Spectroradiometry of sources
Last Updated Date: 12/15/2011

Calibration standards for spectral radiance and spectral irradiance are disseminated in the form of transfer lamps and integrating sphere sources. … more

Aperture area measurements
Last Updated Date: 11/03/2011

Radiometric and photometric measurements require defining apertures. The accuracy to which these measurements can be accomplished requires … more

NIST Calibration of SDO/EVE/ESP Rocket Instrument
Last Updated Date: 10/03/2011

NASA launched the Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ) satellite on 11 Feb 2010 on a mission to study the sun. The EUV Variability Experiment ( EVE … more

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