Introduction to radiometry and photometry by Ross McCluney PDF

By Ross McCluney

ISBN-10: 0890066787

ISBN-13: 9780890066782

This e-book describes intimately the connection among radiometry and photometry. It covers details had to resolve difficulties in radiation move and detection, detectors, measuring tools, and ideas in colorimetry

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Typically, a sensor (or an entire instrument system) is calibrated by providing a known physical input to the system and recording the output. 3. In this example, the sensor has a linear response for values of the physical input less than X0. The sensitivity of the device is determined by the slope of the calibration curve. In this example, for values of the physical input greater than X0, the calibration curve becomes less sensitive until it reaches a limiting value of the output signal. This behavior is referred to as saturation, and the sensor cannot be used for measurements greater than its saturation value.

From the energy input and output point of view, there are three types: the modifiers, the self-generators, and the modulators. In modifiers, a particular form of energy is modified rather than converted; therefore, the same form of energy exists in both the input and the output stages. In self-generators, electric signals are produced from nonelectric inputs without the application of external energy. Typical examples are piezoelectric transducers and photovoltaic cells. Modulators, on the other hand, produce electric outputs from nonelectric inputs, but they require an external source of energy.

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