Title: STANDARDIZATION OF THERMAL EMITTANCE MEASUREMENTS. PART 5. NORMAL SPECTRAL EMITTANCE, 800-1400 K (ABSTRACT BELOW)
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Personal Author(s) : Harrison, William N. ; Richmond, Joseph C. ; Shorten, Frederick J. ; Joseph, Horace M.
Handle / proxy Url : http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD426846
Report Date : NOV 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 99
Abstract: Equipment and procedures were developed to measure normal spectral emittance of specimens that can be heated by passing a current through them, at temperatures in the range of 800 to 1400 K, and over the wavelength range of 1 to 15 microns. A data-processing attachment for the normal spectral emittance equipment was designed to (1) automatically correct the measured emittance for ‘100% line’ and ‘zero line’ errors on the basis of previously-recorded calibration tests; (2) record the corrected spectral emittance values and wavelengths at preselected wavelength intervals on punched paper tape in form suitable for direct entry into an electronic digital computer; and (3) to compute during a spectral emittance test on a specimen the total normal emittance, or absorptance for radiant energy of any known spectral distribution of flux, of the specimen. Working standards of normal spectral emittance having low, intermediate and high emittance values, respectively, were prepared and calibrated for use in other laboratories to check the operation of equipment and procedures used for measuring normal spectral emittance.