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REFLECTIVITY STUDIES OF PASSIVE MICROWAVE CALIBRATION TARGETS AND ABSORPTIVE MATERIALS

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Author(s)

Dazhen Gu, Amanda Cox, Derek A. Houtz, Dave K. Walker, James P. Randa, Robert L. Billinger

Abstract

We report the characterization of blackbody reflections as a part of the recent progress on the development of brightness standards for microwave remote sensing at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Three blackbody targets at variable temperatures used for airborne and/or satellite systems along with a metal plate made of aluminum were measured in terms of their reflection coefficients by horn antennas in connection with a vector network analyzer (VNA) in the WR-42 waveguide band. Precision measurements of reflection are needed for blackbody emissivity computation to supplement the brightness temperature measurement of blackbody targets. All experiments were carried in a couple of distance ranges by free-space methods in an anechoic chamber. Preliminary results show negligible reflections from the calibration targets, indicating near ideal blackbody characteristics in the measured frequency range.
Proceedings Title
2010 IEEE international Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Conference Dates
July 25-30, 2010
Conference Location
Honolulu, HI

Keywords

Blackbody targets, brightness standard, free-space measurement, reflection coefficients

Citation

Gu, D. , Cox, A. , Houtz, D. , Walker, D. , Randa, J. and Billinger, R. (2010), REFLECTIVITY STUDIES OF PASSIVE MICROWAVE CALIBRATION TARGETS AND ABSORPTIVE MATERIALS, 2010 IEEE international Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, HI, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=906017 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created July 30, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017