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Realization and Application of a Detector-Based Tristimulus Color Scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

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Author(s)

George P. Eppeldauer, Steven W. Brown, Keith R. Lykke, Yoshihiro Ohno

Abstract

The recently introduced detector-based calibration method for tristimulus colorimeters has been realized. The NIST reference colorimeter has been calibrated for spectral irradiance responsivity with an uncertainty of 0.15 % (coverage factor k=2) resulting in a chromaticity uncertainty of 0.0004 (k=2) in the x and y chromaticity coordinates when a CIE Illuminant A source is measured. The color scale is realized and maintained by reference colorimeters rather than reference lamps. The color measurement uncertainty increases when sources other than Illuminant A are measured due to spectral mismatch errors of the channels. Variable reference source models have been developed so that the reference source for the colorimeter can be automatically matched to the measured test source of certain types. A model using Planckian radiation with a variable temperature has been tested and proved to be effective in eliminating the mismatch errors for incandescent lamps. Another model based on primary colors of a display has also been tested and proved to be effective.
Proceedings Title
AIC | 10th| Congress of the International Colour Association | AIC
Conference Dates
May 8-13, 2005
Conference Location
Granada, SP
Conference Title
AIC Color Conference

Keywords

calibration, chromaticity, color measurement, color scale, color standard, colorimetry, spectral responsivity, tristimulus colorimeter

Citation

Eppeldauer, G. , Brown, S. , Lykke, K. and Ohno, Y. (2005), Realization and Application of a Detector-Based Tristimulus Color Scale at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, AIC | 10th| Congress of the International Colour Association | AIC, Granada, SP, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=840951 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created May 13, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017