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Improved thermal-vacuum compatible flat plate radiometric source for system-level testing of optical sensors

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Author(s)

Steven W. Brown, Mark A. Schwarz, Craig J. Kent, Robert Bousquet

Abstract

This work describes the development of an improved vacuum compatible flat plate radiometric source used for characterizing and calibrating remote optical sensors, in situ, throughout their testing period. The original flat plate radiometric source was developed for use by the VIIRS instrument during the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP). Following this effort, the FPI has had significant upgrades in order to improve both the radiometric throughput and uniformity. Results of the VIIRS testing with the reconfigured FPI are reported and discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the SPIE 9607
Conference Dates
August 9-13, 2015
Conference Location
San Diego, CA
Conference Title
Earth Observing Systems XX

Keywords

Calibration, radiometry, remote sensing, source

Citation

Brown, S. , Schwarz, M. , Kent, C. and Bousquet, R. (2015), Improved thermal-vacuum compatible flat plate radiometric source for system-level testing of optical sensors, Proceedings of the SPIE 9607, San Diego, CA (Accessed July 25, 2024)

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Created September 15, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017