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22 May 1995 Evaluation of temporal stability and spatial uniformity of blackbody thermal reference sources
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Blackbody thermal reference sources are critical test facility components used for the evaluation of thermal imager systems. Extended source blackbodies are used at the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) for testing and evaluation of new generations of thermal imagers. Wider field of view and more sensitive systems especially require knowledge of the accuracy, stability, and uniformity of the thermal reference sources used for their evaluation. This paper demonstrates measurement techniques used to evaluate extended source blackbodies and their controllers using a sensitive, stable, and uniform thermal imager, the Amber Radiance 1.
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Paul A. Bell, Stanley J. Pruchnic Jr., and Edward M. Lewis "Evaluation of temporal stability and spatial uniformity of blackbody thermal reference sources", Proc. SPIE 2470, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VI, (22 May 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.210066
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