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Acquisition Of Spectral Reflectance Data Using An Artificial Source Of Hemispherical Illumination@
Author(s): Darrel L Williams; Frank M Wood Jr.; David W Case
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Paper Abstract

An integrating hemisphere illumination system has been developed to facilitate the collection of spectral reflectance factor measurements of targets of interest in a laboratory environment. One of the most significant advantages associated with such an illumination source is that repeated measurements can be made over an extended period of time, for a variety of targets, under nearly identical illumination and viewing angle conditions. The illumination system consists of a 76 cm (30 in.) aluminum hemisphere coated internally with barium sulfate paint. Illumination is provided by sixteen 62 watt quartz halogen bulbs with tungsten filaments. A simple metal structure has been developed to hold the hemisphere and all peripheral equipment, such as spectrometers, radiometers, and cameras, in place during data collection. The entire set up can be easily disassembled and packed in airline-approved shipping cases to facilitate transportation to laboratory facilities located near any study area. The illumination system is described briefly, and numerous plots of radiance and spectral reflectance are provided to illustrate the performance and utility of the appanitim.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1988
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945694
Show Author Affiliations
Darrel L Williams, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
Frank M Wood Jr., NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)
David W Case, Science Applications Research (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0924:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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