Temperature measurement

  • Joseph Caniou


The measurement of temperature by radiometry comes directly from the application of Planck’s law. The interpretation of the results however requires knowing exactly: (1) the relationship between the electrical signal delivered at the output of the radiometer and the thermal radiation of the observed objects; (2) the correspondence between the signal output and a temperature scale.


Thermal Radiation Spectral Radiance Photon Radiance Angular Diameter Incident Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Caniou
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  1. 1.Centre d’Electronique de l’Armement (CELAR)DGABruzFrance

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