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Steven W. Brown (Fed)

Brown's interests lie in the development of advanced radiometric artifacts and new approaches to radiometric sensor calibrations to improve the performance of instruments used in climate research; absolute stellar, lunar and solar radiometry; and medical imaging.


Arthur S. Fleming Award
Department of Commerce (Gold Medal, 2 Silver Medals)
NIST (2 Bronze Medals)
NASA (Robert H. Goddard Award, Goddard Group Achievement Award)
National Geospatial Agency (Group Citation)
Naval Research Laboratory (Alan R. Berman Research Publication Award)

Research Projects

Development of standards and technologies to improve the characterization and calibration of remote sensing sensors.

Selected Publications

Stray Light Correction of the Marine Optical System

M Feinholz, S Flora, M Yarbrough, Keith R. Lykke, Steven W. Brown, B. Carol Johnson, Dennis Clark
The Marine Optical System is a spectrograph-based sensor used in the Marine Optical Buoy for the vicarious calibration of ocean color satellite sensors. It is

A Hyperspectral Image Projector for Hyperspectral Imagers

Joseph P. Rice, Steven W. Brown, Jorge E. Neira, Robert R. Bousquet
We have developed and demonstrated a Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP) intended for system-level validation testing of hyperspectral imagers, including the


Characterization and Absolute Calibration of an AERONET-OC Radiometer

B. Carol Johnson, Giuseppe Zibordi, Steven W. Brown, Michael Feinholz, Mikhail Sorokin, Ilya Slutsker, John T. Woodward IV, Howard Yoon
The Ocean Color component of the global Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET-OC) utilizes CE-318 sun photometers modified for above-water radiometry from fixed
Created October 9, 2019, Updated September 21, 2023