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1. CALIBRATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SEAPRISM RADIOMETER FOR AERONET-OC
Published: 6/19/2015
Authors: Bettye C Johnson, Steven W Brown, John Taylor Woodward IV, Keith R Lykke, Giuseppe Zibordi
Abstract: The global Aerosol Robotic Network for Ocean Color (AERONET-OC) program utilizes AERONET CE-318 sun photometers (termed ,SeaPRISMsŠ) modified for in-air observations of ocean waters situated on oil drilling rigs, off-shore lighthouses, or other platf ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918818

2. The Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER): The Low Resolution Spectrometer
Published: 5/14/2015
Authors: K. Tsumura, T. Aria, J. Battle, J. Bock, Steven W Brown, A. Cooray, V. Hristov, B. Keating, M. G. Kim, D. H. Lee, L. R. Levenson, Keith R Lykke, P. Mason, T. Matsumoto, S. Matsuura, K. Murata, U. W. Nam, T. Renbarger, Allan W. Smith, I. Sullivan, K. Suzuki, T. Wada, M. Zemcov, U. W. Nam, B. Shultz, I. Sullivan, P. M. Korngut
Abstract: Absolute spectrophotometric measurements of diffuse radiation at 1−2 μm are crucial to our understanding of the radiative content of the Universe from nucleosynthesis since the epoch of reionization, the composition and structure of the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910002

3. The Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER): the Narrow Band Spectrometer
Published: 8/19/2013
Authors: Steven W Brown, Keith R Lykke, Allan W. Smith, P M. Korngut, T. Renbarger, T. Arai, J. Battle, A. Cooray, V. Hristov, B. Keating, M. G. Kims, A. Lanz, D. H. Lee, L. R. Levenson, P. Mason, T. Matsumoto, S. Matsuura, U. W. Niam, B. Shultz, I. Sullivan, K. Tsumura, T. Wada, M. Zemcov
Abstract: We have developed a near-infrared spectrometer designed to measure the absolute intensity of the Solar 854.2 nm Ca II Fraunhofer line, scattered by interplanetary dust, in the Zodiacal light spectrum. Based on the known equivalent line width in the S ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912115

4. Tunable Laser Techniques for Improving the Precision of Optical Astronomy
Published: 9/13/2012
Authors: Keith R Lykke, Claire Elizabeth Cramer, John Taylor Woodward IV, Steven W Brown, Ping-Shine Shaw
Abstract: Improving the precision of optical astronomy requires not only new telescopes and instrumentation, but also advances in observing protocols, calibrations and data analysis. The Laser Applications Group at the National Institute of Standards and Techn ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911767

5. Stray light correction algorithm for multi-spectral hyperspectral spectrographs
Published: 6/1/2012
Authors: Michael Feinholz, Stephanie J Flora, Steven W Brown, Yuqin Zong, Keith R Lykke, Mark A. Yarbrough, Bettye C Johnson, D. K. Clark
Abstract: An algorithm is developed to correct a multi-channel fiber-coupled spectrograph for stray or scattered light within the system. The efficacy of the algorithm is evaluated based on a series of validation measurements of sources with different spectra ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909987

6. New method for spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity calibrations using kHz pulsed tunable optical parametric oscillators
Published: 3/2/2012
Authors: Yuqin Zong, Steven W Brown, George P Eppeldauer, Keith R Lykke, Yoshihiro Ohno
Abstract: Continuous-wave (CW) tunable lasers have been used for detector calibrations, especially for spectral irradiance and radiance responsivity, for many years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other national metrology insti ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909993

7. Hyperspectral Image Projector Applications
Published: 2/15/2012
Authors: Joseph Paul Rice, Steven W Brown, David W Allen, Howard W Yoon, Maritoni Abatayo Litorja, Jeeseong Hwang
Abstract: For the past several years NIST has been developing, along with several collaborators, a Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP). This scene projector produces high-resolution programmable spectra and projects them into dynamic two-dimensional images ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910575

8. Results from Solar Reflective Band End-to-End Testing for VIIRS F1 Sensor Using T-SIRCUS
Published: 10/24/2011
Authors: Jeff McIntire, David Moyer, James K McCarthy, Steven W Brown, Keith R Lykke, Frank De Luccia, Xiaoxiong Xiong, James J Butler, Bruce Guenther
Abstract: Verification of the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) End-to-End (E2E) sensor calibration is highly recommended before launch, to identify any anomalies and to improve our understanding of the sensor on-orbit calibration performance. ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909145

9. Ground-based observatory operations optimized and enhanced by direct atmospheric measurements
Published: 7/22/2010
Authors: John T McGraw, Peter C Zimmer, Azzam Mansour, Dean C Hines, Anthony B Hull, Lisa Rossmann, Daniel C Zirzow, Steven W Brown, Gerald T Fraser, Keith R Lykke, Allan W. Smith, John Taylor Woodward IV, Christopher W Stubbs
Abstract: Earth‰s atmosphere represents a turbulent, turbid refractive element for every ground-based telescope. We describe the significantly enhanced and optimized operation of observatories supported by the combination of a lidar and spectrophotometer that ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906521

10. Spectroradiometric Calibration of Telescopes using Laser Illumination of Flat Field Screens
Published: 7/15/2010
Authors: Steven W Brown, Claire Elizabeth Cramer, Keith R Lykke, Allan W. Smith, John Taylor Woodward IV, Peter Doherty, Emilio Falco, Christopher W Stubbs
Abstract: It is standard practice at many telescopes to take a series of flat field images prior to an observation run. Typically the flat field consists of a screen mounted inside the telescope dome that is uniformly illuminated with a broadband light source ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=906058



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