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The NIST Spectroradiometry Short Course is offered every 2 years and covers radiometry fundamentals, radiometric properties of sources and detectors, spectroradiometric techniques, reflectance properties of materials, the handling and determination of measurement uncertainties, an overview of calibration services, and the implementation of the quality system at NIST. Participants will gain experience in spectroradiometric measurement and calibration techniques using lamps, integrating spheres, spectrometers, and filter radiometers.
April 5-8, 2016
The NIST Spectroradiometry Short Course is a 4-day course held at NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland. The course consists of lectures given by NIST scientists and hands-on laboratory experience measuring spectral radiance and spectral irradiance sources using spectroradiometers. Participants will also receive advice and assistance on spectroradiometric measurement and calibration issues, including traceability, measurement equations, and measurement calibrations.
Attendance for the course is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for scientists, engineers, and technicians engaged in radiometric measurements and existing or potential NIST customers relying on traceability to NIST of their sources and detectors. Existing and potential NIST customers relying on traceability to NIST using sources or detectors are encouraged to attend. Participants must have some basic knowledge and experience in radiometric measurements as well as calculus. The course is suited for those who want to learn spectroradiometry systematically in depth, in theory, and in experimental practice.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016:
8 am Lecture
2 pm Laboratory Session
5 pm Adjourn
Wednesday, April 6, 2016:
8 am Lecture
Thursday, April 7, 2016:
Friday, April 8, 2016:
The instructors from the NIST Sensor Science Division are:
Lecture Topics:• Basics of radiometry
• Source-based radiometry: Blackbodies, lamps, sphere sources
• Detector-based radiometry: Spectral responsivity
• Measurement equation: Filter radiometers and optics
• Properties of detectors
• Measurement equations: spectrometers
• UV spectroradiometry
• Determining measurement uncertainties
• Photocurrent measurements
• Hyperspectral imaging
• NIST Spectroradiometric calibrations and characterizations
• Properties of materials: BRDF and reflectance
• Properties of LEDs
Hands-on laboratory experiments:
• Spectral irradiance measurements using filter radiometers for detector-based radiometry
Start Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
End Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Location: NIST Gaithersburg
The registration fees are $2,100 per person for the complete 5-day course and cover course materials (including reference book: Optical Radiometry by Al C. Parr, Raju U. Datla, and James L. Gardner), coffee breaks, lunches, and a dinner. Pre-registration is required. Registration for the course is limited to 15 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received by NIST. Registration and payment must be received by Monday, March 28, 2016. There will be no on-site registration. Cancellations and/or substitutions must be requested, in writing, by March 28, 2016, and no refunds will be made after this date.
To register, complete the instructions at the registration web site.
Karen Startsman, 301-975-6602
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
Group Code: NSC
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