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Blackbody radiators for field calibration
Author(s): Edward F. Cross; F. L. Mauritz; H. A. Bixler; E. M. Kaegi; Gary D. Wiemokly
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Paper Abstract

The design and construction of four extended-area blackbody radiators for field calibration are described, and the special performance features of each are detailed. Emphasized in design considerations is maintenance of uniform thermal profiles on high-emissivity metal plates that operate at temperatures ranging from 40 to 375 degree(s)C. For each of the four versions, individual radiator plate size and uniform blackbody temperature are the critical design parameters. Laboratory test data are presented to establish that each design configuration meets the operating specifications. The data demonstrate that reliable extended-area blackbody radiators can be built for field use at a lower cost than those of currently available radiators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48779
Show Author Affiliations
Edward F. Cross, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
F. L. Mauritz, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
H. A. Bixler, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
E. M. Kaegi, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Gary D. Wiemokly, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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