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Radiance temperature calibration laboratory


Radiance Temperature Calibration Laboratory is used for the calibration of radiation thermometers, tungsten-strip lamps and heat flux gauges.

Specifications / Capabilities:

A radiation thermometer centered at 655.3 nm is calibrated using the detector-based temperature of a gold freezing temperature blackbody. The temperature scale is maintained using a vacuum strip lamp, and the temperature of a 25.4 mm diameter variable-temperature blackbody (VTBB) is assigned by comparisons using the radiation thermometer. This high emissivity (> 0.9985) VTBB is also used for heat flux gauge calibrations.


Name: Charles Gibson
Phone: 301-975-2329
Fax: 301-869-5700
Email: charles.gibson@nist.gov
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8441
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8441

Name: Howard Yoon
Phone: 301-975-2482
Email: howard.yoon@nist.gov