VNIR transfer radiometer for validation of calibration sources for hyperspectral sensors

Stuart F. Biggar, Kurtis J. Thome, Ronald B. Lockwood, Steven Miller

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


We have designed, built, and calibrated a transfer radiometer for the VNIR region of the optical spectrum. The instrument is based on a "trap" detector configuration of large-area silicon detectors. The spectral bandpass of the nine bands between about 410 and 1050 nm is set by interference filters. This paper presents the design, characterization, and calibration of the radiometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth Observing Systems XII
StatePublished - 2007
EventEarth Observing Systems XII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherEarth Observing Systems XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Radiometric calibration
  • Transfer radiometer
  • VNIR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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