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Integrating sphere source monitoring and stability data
Author(s): John Marketon; Peter Abel; James J. Butler; Gilbert R. Smith; John W. Cooper
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Paper Abstract

Two critical requirements of any calibration source are short and long-term operational stability and repeatability. Source monitoring is necessary in quantifying overall source performance including stability and repeatability. The NASA GSFC Code 920.1 Radiance Calibration Facility (RCF) developed a Filter Radiometer Monitoring System (FRMS) to continuously monitor the performance of its integrating sphere calibration sources. FRMS bands are in the 0.4 -2.4 μm region, with several bands selected to coincide with common remote sensing bands. The FRMS was designed and fabricated in the year 2000. Early in 2001, the FRMS was reconfigured prior to being deployed on the RCF 180cm integrating sphere. This paper describes the instrument modifications resulting from the FRMS reconfiguration and presents FRMS monitor data for three RCF integrating sphere sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462589
Show Author Affiliations
John Marketon, Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Peter Abel, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James J. Butler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gilbert R. Smith, Raytheon ITSS (United States)
John W. Cooper, Raytheon ITSS (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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