Accurate antenna reflector loss measurements for radiometer calibration budget

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    Antenna reflector losses may play an important role in the calibration budget for a microwave radiometer. If the losses are small they are difficult to measure by traditional means. However, they can be assessed directly by radiometric means using the sky brightness temperature as incident radiation. The paper describes how such measurements are carried out as well as a suitable experimental set-up. The main reflector of the European Space Agency's MIMR system is used to demonstrate the principle
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1996. IGARSS '96. 'Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future.', International
    Publication date1996
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-3068-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: Remote Sensing for a Sustainable Future - Lincoln, NE, United States
    Duration: 21 May 199626 May 1996


    Conference1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLincoln, NE
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