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Infrared portable calibration unit
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Paper Abstract

Often the need arises for calibration of infrared systems in the environment of intended use, or field environment. The development of a field calibration platform for performance testing of infrared (IR) imaging and spectral analysis instrumentation is discussed. The calibration hardware is required to provide precise and traceable standards over a range of tests including minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD), noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD), minimum detectable temperature difference (MDTD), and modulation transfer function (MTF) for imaging systems, and known spectral content output for Fourier transform infrared radiometers (FTIR) and other spectral analysis instruments. The equipment package must consist of non-development components, and be portable, reliable, and repeatable under field conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138948
Show Author Affiliations
Eiji S. Yafuso, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Eustace L. Dereniak, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

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