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HIRDLS instrument radiometric calibration black body targets
Author(s): Christopher L. Hepplewhite; Robert E. J. Watkins; Frederick Row; John J. Barnett; Daniel M. Peters; Christopher W. P. Palmer; Roger Wolfenden; Karim Djotni; Philip I. Arter
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Paper Abstract

The pre-launch calibration of the HIRDLS instrument took place in a dedicated facility at the University of Oxford. One aspect of this calibration was the determination of the response of the instrument to black body radiation. This was achieved with the use of purpose built full aperture black body targets which were mounted in the vacuum chamber together with all of the calibration equipment. Special attention was placed on the absolute knowledge of the emission from these targets. This was done through a combination of thermometric sensor calibration traceable to the International Temperature Standard (ITS-90), surface emission measurements, cavity design and modeling and controlling the stray light sources in the vacuum chamber. This paper describes the design requirements, implementation and performance achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5152, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507489
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher L. Hepplewhite, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Robert E. J. Watkins, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Frederick Row, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
John J. Barnett, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Daniel M. Peters, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Christopher W. P. Palmer, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Roger Wolfenden, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Karim Djotni, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Philip I. Arter, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5152:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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