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A field-deployable spectral reflectometer to characterize surfaces in the infrared from the NIR to the LWIR
Author(s): Louis Moreau; Hugo Bourque; Réal Ouellet; Claude Roy; Christian Vallières; Guillaume Thériault
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Paper Abstract

ABB Bomem has recently designed a field-deployable reflectometer to measure the diffuse spectral reflectance of surfaces from 0.7 μm to 13.5 μm. Its spectral resolution is adjustable and can be as fine as 4 cm-1. The instrument is designed to field and laboratory operation. It is portable and battery-operated. In its simplest mode, the instrument is automated and can be operated by non-specialist personnel with minimal training. The instrument was designed to build a spectral database of different surfaces in various conditions (different humidity, temperature, texture, mixing, etc.) and in the presence of various interfering chemicals (oils, solvents, etc.). The instrument has its own built-in infrared sources. The sources illuminate the ground area to be measured. The instrument has also two built-in reference diffusers: a Spectralon diffuser and an Infragold diffuser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8012, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII, 80123G (20 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883546
Show Author Affiliations
Louis Moreau, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Hugo Bourque, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Réal Ouellet, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Claude Roy, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Christian Vallières, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Guillaume Thériault, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8012:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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