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Calibration of IR test chambers with the missile defense transfer radiometer
Author(s): Simon G. Kaplan; Solomon I. Woods; Adriaan C. Carter; Timothy M. Jung
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Paper Abstract

The Missile Defense Transfer Radiometer (MDXR) is designed to calibrate infrared collimated and flood sources over the fW/cm2 to W/cm2 power range from 3 μm to 28μ m in wavelength. The MDXR operates in three different modes: as a filter radiometer, a Fourier-transform spectrometer (FTS)-based spectroradiometer, and as an absolute cryogenic radiometer (ACR). Since 2010, the MDXR has made measurements of the collimated infrared irradiance at the output port of seven different infrared test chambers at several facilities. We present a selection of results from these calibration efforts compared to signal predictions from the respective chamber models for the three different MDXR calibration modes. We also compare the results to previous measurements made of the same chambers with a legacy transfer radiometer, the NIST BXR. In general, the results are found to agree within their combined uncertainties, with the MDXR having 30 % lower uncertainty and greater spectral coverage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8707, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII, 870709 (25 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015982
Show Author Affiliations
Simon G. Kaplan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Solomon I. Woods, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Adriaan C. Carter, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (United States)
Timothy M. Jung, Jung Research and Development Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8707:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII
James A. Buford Jr.; R. Lee Murrer Jr.; Gary H. Ballard, Editor(s)

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