15-19 October 2012
Gaithersburg MD, USA — The NIST Radiation Thermometry Short Course is offered every 2 years and covers the fundamentals of radiometric physics and instrumentation associated with determining temperature from observations of thermal radiation from materials.
Participants will gain a good understanding of temperature measurement using thermal radiation, proper uncertainty analysis, treatment of the measurement equation, and an understanding of the calibration chain for radiance temperature.
The new dates for the 2012 NIST Radiation Thermometry Short Course has now been set for October 15-19, 2012.
Attendance for the course is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required and acceptance is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration for the NIST Radiation Thermometry Short Course:
The registration fees are $2,000 per person for the complete 5-day course.
The fee includes course materials (including reference books: Radiometric Temperature Measurements, volumes 42 Fundamentals and Radiometric Temperature Measurements, volumes 43 Applications by Z.M. Zhang, B.K. Tsai, and G. Machin), coffee breaks, lunches, and a dinner.
Pre-registration is required.
Complete the fill-in registration form and fax it to Stephanie Halton at (435) 713-3007 or mail it to Utah State University Research Foundation, 1695 North Research Park Way, North Logan, UT 84341.
Registration closes on October 8, 2012.
Refund requests must be submitted in writing by October 8, 2012.
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.
100 Bureau Drive, M/S 1071
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1071
??? Overview ??? Logistics and course organization
??? Thermal radiometry ??? Basic radiometric terms, blackbodies, emissivity
??? Spectroradiometry ??? Flux, radiance, irradiance, material properties and behavior
??? Radiation thermometers ??? Measurement equation, Radiation thermometer components and performance
??? Environmental effects ??? Reflected irradiance, atmospheric effects, scattered light, temperature effects
??? Measurement uncertainties ??? Evaluation and expression of uncertainties, application to laboratory experiments
??? Traceability and calibration ??? Traceability, calibration issues, electrical substitution radiometry
??? The emissivity problem ??? Blackbody design, emissivity issues, passive and active methods, role of models
??? Infrared imaging ??? Design principles, system components, measurement equation,characterization issues
??? Best practice ??? RT performance, manufacturer specification sheets, environmental issues, choosing the right Radiation thermometer
Hands-on laboratory experiments:
??? Radiant power and the measurement equation ??? Radiometric measurement system, measurement equation, detector measurements, uncertainty analysis
??? Radiation thermometer characterization ??? Calibration and characterization of RT, uniformity, size of source
??? Emissivity effects ??? Emissivity determination using Radiation thermometers, investigation of emissivity effects using Radiation thermometers
More information is online at the Short Course webpage: www.nist.gov/pml/div685/sc/thermometry_course.cfm.
About NIST’s Sensor Science Division:
The Sensor Science Division of the PML advances the measurement science, standards, and applications for sensing optical power, temperature, humidity, pressure, vacuum, flow, and related physical phenomena to support U.S. industry and trade. The Division has institutional responsibility for maintaining two of the seven SI base units: the unit of temperature, the kelvin, and the unit of luminous intensity, the candela. More online at: www.nist.gov/pml/div685/
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