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Performance Optimization Of The B I S Optical System
Author(s): R. P. Chase; C. D. DeJong; J. R. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The Boeing Infrared Sensor (BIRS) calibration facility represents a major capital investment by the Boeing Company in optical and infrared technology. It was designed and built for the calibration and test of large aperture LWIR sensors and seekers, as well as for other emerging technological requirements. Calibration is done with either a fixed or scanning beam which has been radiometrically characterized. Presently, the system is configured for endoatmospheric c ibration with a highly uniform background field which can be set com ensurate with expected sensor ission background levels. During calibration, the sensor under test resides in an environmental chamber which simulates mission ambient conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962938
Show Author Affiliations
R. P. Chase, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics (United States)
C. D. DeJong, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics (United States)
J. R. Smith, Boeing Aerospace & Electronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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