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A Summary of Heat-Flux Sensor Calibration Data



A V. Murthy, Gerald T. Fraser, D P. DeWitt


This paper presents a statistical evaluation of the responsivity data on a number of heat-flux sensors, calibrated using an electrical substitution radiometer as a transfer standard up to 5 W cm-2. The sensors, furnished by the customers, were of circular-foil or thermopile type. Comparison of the NIST and the customer measured responsivity values showed that the measurements agree within 3 % for most of the sensors. Considering the variation in the customer calibration techniques and the wide measuring range of the sensors used in the calibration, the agreement
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
110 No. 2


calibration, heat flux, sensors, transfer technique


Murthy, A. , Fraser, G. and DeWitt, D. (2021), A Summary of Heat-Flux Sensor Calibration Data, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created October 12, 2021