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TitleA graphical method for calculating reflection errors in radiation thermometry
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWhite, D.R., and Saunders P.
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Volume29
Issue1
Pagination395 - 402
Date Published2008
ISSN0195928X (ISSN)
KeywordsError analysis, Graphic methods, Nomograms, Radiation thermometry, Radiotherapy, Reflection, Reflection correction, Reflection error, Thermometers
AbstractThis article presents a graphical method to calculate reflection corrections for radiation thermometry. The method is based on the observation that the measured radiance of a target is a linear combination of radiances dependent on the emissivity of the target. The method is most easily implemented as a nomogram, enabling thermometer users to estimate reflection corrections immediately when measurements are taken. The nomogram also provides a visual means of explaining the impact of reflection errors on measurements and for explaining the impact of measurement uncertainties on temperature measurements corrected for reflections. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
URLhttp://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-40849114885&partnerID=40&md5=a03aa1f68df9194c8482a5996a8af74d
DOI10.1007/s10765-007-0327-3

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