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A Portable Integrating Sphere Source for Radiometric Calibrations From the Visible to the Short-Wave Infrared

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Author(s)

Steven W. Brown, Bettye C. Johnson

Abstract

A portable integrating sphere source has been developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as part of a National Aeronautics and Space Administration s (NASA s) program to validate radiance scales of sources at Earth Observing System (EOS) calibration facilities and to establish traceability to national standards maintained at NIST. The source has been built and its stability evaluated in the visible wavelength region. It was subsequently shipped to a field calibration facility and back to NIST. Upon its return, the source radiance was again measured and compared to its radiance prior to the field work. In this paper, details of the operating characteristics and the radiance stability of the new portable field source are given.
Citation
Earth Observer

Keywords

calibration, EOS, integrating sphere source, radiance, radiometer

Citation

Brown, S. and Johnson, B. (1999), A Portable Integrating Sphere Source for Radiometric Calibrations From the Visible to the Short-Wave Infrared, Earth Observer (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created June 19, 1999, Updated June 26, 2017