Accession Number : ADB060153

Title :   Calibration of Pyroelectric Radiometers for Infrared Flare Measurements in the 2-2.5 Micrometer Region.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Aug 81,


Personal Author(s) : Parish,William E. ; Dinerman,Carl E.

Report Date : 17 AUG 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : This report describes calibration procedures for a pyroelectric radiometer for measuring the 2-2.5 micron radiant intensity of infrared decoy flares and other radiant sources. On many occasions, this radiometer was compared to an existing lead sulfide radiometer operating in the same spectral band. In these comparisons, the radiometers were placed side by side and made simultaneous flare measurements. After the individual calibration curve for each radiometer was applied, it was found that the resulting pairs of time-intensity curves consistently agreed very well with each other. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Radiometers, *Pyroelectricity, *Calibration, *Infrared flares, *Infrared decoys, Pyrotechnics, Spectroscopy, Radiant intensity, Measurement

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Optical Countermeasures
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE