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Spectrally Tunable Sources for Advanced Radiometric Applications



Steven W. Brown, Joseph P. Rice, J D. Jackson, Jorge E. Neira, Bettye C. Johnson


A common radiometric platform for the development of application-specific metrics to quantify the performance of sensors and systems is described. Using this platform, systems may be quantified in terms of the accuracy of measurements of standardized sets of source distributions. The platform consists of spectrally programmable light sources that can generate complex spectral distributions in the ultraviolet, visible and short-wave infrared regions for radiometric, photometric and colorimetric applications. In essence, the programmable spectral source will be a radiometric platform for advanced instrument characterization and calibration that can also serve as a basis for algorithm testing and instrument comparison.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
111 No. 5


calibration, colorimetry, photometry, radiometry, source, tunable source


Brown, S. , Rice, J. , Jackson, J. , Neira, J. and Johnson, B. (2006), Spectrally Tunable Sources for Advanced Radiometric Applications, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created October 1, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017