1 September 2006 Proposal for development of a national microwave brightness-temperature standard
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We review the advantages of a national standard for microwave brightness temperature and outline our proposed approach toward developing such a standard. The proposal is a combined standard that would comprise both a standard radiometer, traceable to primary noise standards, and a fully characterized standard target. We also review our recent work on development of a standard radiometer and on characterization of calibration targets.
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James Randa, Amanda E. Cox, David K. Walker, "Proposal for development of a national microwave brightness-temperature standard", Proc. SPIE 6301, Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization II: Perspective on Calibration/Validation Initiatives and Strategies, 630105 (1 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679492; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.679492
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Standards development

Calibration

Radiometry

Microwave radiation

Antennas

Temperature metrology

Waveguides

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