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Proposal for Development of a National Microwave Brightness-Temperature Standard

Published

Author(s)

James P. Randa, Amanda Cox, Dave K. Walker

Abstract

We review the advantages of a national standard for microwave brightness temperature and outline our proposed approach toward developing such a standard. The proposal is a combined standard that would comprise both a standard radiometer, traceable to primary noise standards, and a fully characterized standard target. We also review our recent work on development of a standard radiometer and on characterization of calibration targets.
Proceedings Title
Digest of SPIE Conference on Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing & Utilization II
Volume
6301
Conference Dates
August 16-17, 2006
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Title
SPIE

Keywords

Brightness temperature, microwave radiometry, radiometer calibration, remote sensing, standards

Citation

Randa, J. , Cox, A. and Walker, D. (2006), Proposal for Development of a National Microwave Brightness-Temperature Standard, Digest of SPIE Conference on Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing & Utilization II, San Diego, CA, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=32372 (Accessed November 28, 2022)
Created August 31, 2006, Updated October 12, 2021