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Absolute radiometric calibration facility
Author(s): Kees Smorenburg; A. L. G. van Valkenburg; Henri G.C. Werij
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Paper Abstract

For earth observation instruments accurate on ground calibration is necessary to characterize sensor parameters that are used for the in orbit calibration. TNO Institute of Applied Physics has developed an absolute radiometric calibration facility for the calibration of both complete instruments and diffusers. The facility operates in the wavelength range of 240 - 2400 nm. It incorporates a specially designed spectral irradiance source and a so called Brewster polarization. For accurate diffuser calibration a detector assembly is developed. In this paper the calibration facility with its features is described in some detail and a few calibration results are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2583, Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228561
Show Author Affiliations
Kees Smorenburg, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)
A. L. G. van Valkenburg, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)
Henri G.C. Werij, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2583:
Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Martin N. Sweeting, Editor(s)

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