Optical calibration facility at the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center

  1. Guirado, C.
  2. Ramos López, Ramón
  3. Frutos Baraja, Ángel Máximo de
  4. Berjón Arroyo, Alberto Jesús
  5. Redondas, Alberto
  6. López, C.
  7. Cachorro Revilla, Victoria Eugenia
  8. Cuevas Agulló, Emilio
  9. Gónzalez, Ramiro
  10. Gonzalez, Santiago
  11. Hernández, M.
Óptica pura y aplicada

ISSN: 2171-8814

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 45

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-62

Type: Article

DOI: 10.7149/OPA.45.1.57 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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During the last years a new optical calibration facility has been developed and deployed at the Izaña Observatory for the calibration and characterization of the radiation measuring instruments within research activities. These activities require a traceable Quality Assurance & Quality Control system. This new facility allows the absolute, spectral and cosine response calibration. At present there are six set-ups running at the laboratory for radiance calibration, angular response determination, spectral response characterization, slit function determination and absolute irradiance calibration (vertical and horizontal set-ups). Each method and procedure has required the development of the corresponding protocol. These systems, as well as some examples of instrument calibrations, are presented in this work.