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Innovative black body for on-board calibration
Author(s): Ray Carvell; Eric Usadi; Nigel Fox; Richard Rusby; Stephen Bruce
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Paper Abstract

The technological innovations embodied in the instrument described in this paper can significantly improve the performance of black bodies and their associated thermometry and electronics as used for on-board calibration in many space-borne infrared radiometer instruments, whilst simultaneously reducing mass and power requirements. The same innovations can provide similar advantages for terrestrial based calibrations for both pre-flight and validation activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5234, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII, (2 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511092
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Ray Carvell, Brightwell Instruments, Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Eric Usadi, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Nigel Fox, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Richard Rusby, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
Stephen Bruce, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5234:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VII
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten, Editor(s)

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