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.
Proceedings Title: Digest of SPIE Conference on Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing & Utilization II
Conference Dates: August 16-17, 2006
Conference Location: San Diego, CA
Conference Title: SPIE
Pub Type: Conferences
Brightness temperature, microwave radiometry, radiometer calibration, remote sensing, standards