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The absolute radiometric calibration facility ARCF 2.0 at TNO
Author(s): B. Gür; G. Otter; R. Jansen; J. Groote-Schaarsberg; S. Brinkers
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Paper Abstract

Optical components with scattering properties, so-called diffusers, are core elements of calibration units in earth observation instruments. Their performance influences significantly the achievable accuracy of scientific observations. It is of high importance however to characterize the scattering properties of such a diffuser with minimum uncertainty on-ground before launched into orbit and before being utilized in its calibration purpose. Over the past decades TNO has operated an “Absolute Radiometric Calibration Facility (ARCF)” to ensure such accurate characterization of space components. In the recent past TNO has put increased efforts in upgrading and modernizing its facility into a modern high class facility (ARCF 2.0) to measure scattering properties of a variety of materials and components to meet the growing demands for accurate measurements for space applications. This paper describes the above mentioned facility ARCF 2.0 with its unique measurement capabilities and outlies several examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9628, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology V, 96280O (24 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191595
Show Author Affiliations
B. Gür, TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)
G. Otter, TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)
R. Jansen, TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)
J. Groote-Schaarsberg, TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)
S. Brinkers, TNO Science and Industry (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9628:
Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology V
Angela Duparré; Roland Geyl, Editor(s)

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