New measurement standards and methods for photometry and radiometry

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Hovila, Jari
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-17T07:21:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-17T07:21:49Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-09
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-7955-X
dc.identifier.issn 1795-4584
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2633
dc.description.abstract Concordance of measurement units is a prerequisite for international trade, telecommunication and scientific co-operation. National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) develop, maintain and compare these measurement units to ensure world-wide consistency. This thesis presents new national measurement standards for luminance, spectral radiance and luminous flux developed at the Metrology Research Institute, which is the NMI for optical quantities in Finland. In addition, evaluation of photometer calibration methods is presented followed by a correction method for illuminance responsivity calibrations of commercial luxmeters. The units of luminance and spectral radiance are realized using a characterized reference photometer, a spectroradiometer and an integrating-sphere light source. The realization of the unit of luminous flux (lumen) is based on a 1.65-m integrating sphere instead of a goniophotometer. This is one of the first realizations of lumen in the world using the absolute integrating sphere method originally introduced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). The measurement set-ups and the characterization measurements are presented with comprehensive uncertainty analysis for each unit. Based on the analyses, the expanded uncertainties (k = 2) of the units of luminance and luminous flux are calculated to be 0.36 % and 0.47 %, respectively. The measurement uncertainty for the luminous flux is one of the lowest values ever reported. The validity of the claimed uncertainty is tested by international comparison measurements. Two methods to calibrate a photometer that measures light-emitting diode (LED) sources are evaluated. This pioneering study shows that narrow spectra and challenging intensity distributions of LED-based light sources require thorough characterization measurements for both the photometer and the LED source. The results from these measurements are presented and compared, followed by a recommendation concerning the preferred calibration method. A diffuser that improves the angular response of a luxmeter also affects the effective measurement plane, leading to substantial errors in calibration if this plane is simply assumed to be at the outermost surface of the diffuser. For the first time, extensive research was carried out to determine the diffuser reference planes of commercial luxmeters. A number of test measurements with three diffusers of different shapes were conducted to find out that in reality the reference planes are located several millimeters inside the diffuser. At short distances, this causes systematic errors of several per cent in the measured illuminance values, greatly exceeding the calibration uncertainties. A correction method based on the true shift of the reference plane is presented to correct the erroneous calibration results. en
dc.format.extent 44, [29]
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries TKK dissertations en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 18 en
dc.relation.haspart P. Toivanen, J. Hovila, P. Kärhä, E. Ikonen. Realizations of the units of luminance and spectral radiance at the HUT. Metrologia 37, 527-530 (2000). [article1.pdf] © 2000 Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). By permission.
dc.relation.haspart K. Lahti, J. Hovila, P. Toivanen, E. Vahala, I. Tittonen, E. Ikonen. Realization of the luminous-flux unit using an LED scanner for the absolute integrating-sphere method. Metrologia 37, 595-598 (2000). [article2.pdf] © 2000 Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). By permission.
dc.relation.haspart J. Hovila, P. Toivanen, E. Ikonen. Realization of the unit of luminous flux at the HUT using the absolute integrating-sphere method. Metrologia 41, 407-413 (2004). [article3.pdf] © 2004 Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). By permission.
dc.relation.haspart J. Hovila, P. Toivanen, E. Ikonen, Y. Ohno. International comparison of the illuminance responsivity scales and units of luminous flux maintained at the HUT (Finland) and the NIST (USA). Metrologia 39, 219-223 (2002). [article4.pdf] © 2002 Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). By permission.
dc.relation.haspart J. Hovila, P. Kärhä, L. Mansner, E. Ikonen. Evaluation of calibration methods of a photometer measuring maritime light-emitting diode buoy lanterns. Optical Engineering 43, 170-173 (2004). [article5.pdf] © 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). By permission.
dc.relation.haspart J. Hovila, M. Mustonen, P. Kärhä, E. Ikonen. Determination of the diffuser reference plane for accurate illuminance responsivity calibrations. Applied Optics 44, 5894-5898 (2005). [article6.pdf] © 2005 Optical Society of America (OSA). By permission.
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title New measurement standards and methods for photometry and radiometry en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Sähkö- ja tietoliikennetekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword photometry en
dc.subject.keyword radiometry en
dc.subject.keyword calibration en
dc.subject.keyword measurement standard en
dc.subject.keyword optical detectors en
dc.subject.keyword light-emitting diodes en
dc.subject.keyword diffusers en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-005938
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.lab Metrology Research Institute en
dc.contributor.lab Mittaustekniikan laboratorio fi


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