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Microwave Radiometry of Blackbody Radiation



Dazhen Gu


We outline the theoretical formulation of radiometry of the free-space radiation emitted by a blackbody target. Simulation shows a much smaller drop of radiation intensity of a Lambertian source than that of an incoherent source in the near-field region, indicative of a powerful influence produced by the coherence property of the blackbody source. Further, the coupling of the radiation to a radiometer is formulated by the plane-wave spectrum of the radiation field.
Proceedings Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements
Conference Dates
July 10-15, 2016
Conference Location


Calibration of remote sensing, coherence propagation, electromagnetic radiation, microwave blackbody, plane-wave expansion thermal noise


Gu, D. (2016), Microwave Radiometry of Blackbody Radiation, Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Mesurements, Ottawa, -1, [online], (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created August 11, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020