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Remote Sensing Group

The group establishes the detector-based scale for radiant power responsivity through cryogenic electrical substitution radiometry, and disseminates the scale to the remote sensing community via radiance and irradiance responsivity through the SIRCUS, hyperspectral imaging, and LBIR facilities. The group also establishes and disseminates measurement scales for optical/infrared properties of materials and performs supporting theoretical analysis.

News and Updates

Fly Me (Partway) to the Moon

Last week, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space

How Bright is the Moon, Really?

The “inconstant moon,” as Shakespeare called it in Romeo and Juliet, is more reliable than his pair of star-crossed

Projects and Programs

BIB-trap detector

The goal of the BIB-Trap Detector project is to develop a detector composed of solid-state devices that can be used as a reference detector for calibrations in

NIST Stars

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 traceable

X-ray computed tomography (CT)

Work in X-ray computed tomography has centered the quantification of density and length in CT reconstructions, including the creation of two Standard Reference

Tools and Instruments

SIRCUS facility and uncertainties

The basic SIRCUS calibration setup is shown at the right. The output from a tunable laser is sent through an intensity stabilizer, then through a 'speckle

Awards

2005 APS Fellow - Eric Shirley

The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important...

2001 APS Fellow - Zachary Levine

The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important...

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