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Comparison Of The Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Of Various Surfaces
Author(s): Rene Fernandez; Richard G. Seasholtz; Lawrence G. Oberle; Jaikrishnan R. Kadambi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development and use of a system to measure the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of various surfaces. The BRDF measurements will be used in the analysis and design of optical measurement systems, such as laser anemometers. An argon ion laser (514 nm) was the light source. Preliminary results are presented for eight samples: two glossy black paints, two flat black paints, black glass, sand blasted aluminum, unworked aluminum, and a white paint. A BaSO4 white reflectance standard was used as the reference sample throughout the tests. The reflectance characteristics of these surfaces are compared in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 1989
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 0967, Stray Light and Contamination in Optical Systems, (5 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948114
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Rene Fernandez, NASA Lewis Research Center (United States)
Richard G. Seasholtz, NASA Lewis Research Center (United States)
Lawrence G. Oberle, NASA Lewis Research Center (United States)
Jaikrishnan R. Kadambi, Case Western Reserve University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0967:
Stray Light and Contamination in Optical Systems
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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