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24 October 2012 In-flight blackbody calibration sources for the GLORIA interferometer
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The Gimballed Limb Observer for Radiance Imaging of the Atmosphere (GLORIA) deployed on board different research aircraft shall provide a detailed picture of the UTLS region. GLORIA uses a two-dimensional detector array for infrared limb-observations. The GLORIA in-flight calibration system consists of two identical large-area high-precision blackbodies, which are independently controlled at two different temperatures. Thermo-Electric Coolers are used to control the temperature of the blackbodies. The system has been comprehensively characterized for its spatially and spectrally resolved radiation properties in terms of radiation temperature traceable to the international temperature scale (ITS-90) at the national metrology institute of Germany (PTB).
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F. Olschewski, C. Rolf, P. Steffens, A. Kleinert, C. Piesch, A. Ebersoldt, C. Monte, B. Gutschwager, J. Hollandt, P. Preusse, F. Friedl-Vallon, and R. Koppmann "In-flight blackbody calibration sources for the GLORIA interferometer", Proc. SPIE 8511, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX, 85110I (24 October 2012);

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