Comparative Calibration of Heat Flux Sensors in Two Blackbody Facilities
A V. Murthy, Benjamin K. Tsai, Robert D. Saunders
This paper presents the results of heat flux sensor calibrations in two blackbody facilities: the 25 mm variable temperature blackbody (VTBB) primary facility and a recently developed 51 mm aperture spherical blackbody (SPBB) facility. Three Schmidt-Boelter gages and a Gardon gage were calibrated with reference to an electrical substitution radiometer in the VTBB. One of the Schmidt-Boelter gates thus calibrated was used as a reference standard to calibrate other gages in the SPBB. comparison of the Schmidt-Boelter gages calibrations in the SPBB and the VTBB agreed within the measurement uncertainties. For the Gardon gage, the measured responsivity in the SPBB showed a gradual decrease with increasing distance from the aperture. When the gage was located close to the aperture, a distance less than the aperture radius, the responsivity in the SPBB agreed with VTBB measurements. At a distance of about three times the aperture radius, the responsivity showed a decrease of about 4 %. This is probably due to higher convection loss from the Gardon gage surface compared to the Schmidt-Boelter sensor.
heat flux, irradiance, sensor, transfer calibration
, Tsai, B.
and Saunders, R.
Comparative Calibration of Heat Flux Sensors in Two Blackbody Facilities, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
(Accessed June 5, 2023)