Quality assurance of reference standards from nine European solar-ultraviolet monitoring laboratories
Project ID: EVK2-CT-1999-00028Funded under: FP5-EESD
A program for quality assurance of reference standards has been initiated among nine solar-UV monitoring laboratories. By means of a traveling lamp package that comprises several 1000-W ANSI code DXW-type quartz-halogen lamps, a 0.1- ? shunt, and a 6-1 /2 digit voltmeter, the irradiance scales used by the nine laboratories were compared with one another; a relative uncertainty of 1.2% was found. The comparison of 15 reference standards yielded differences of as much as 9%; the average difference was less than 3%.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Applied Optics, Vol.41, No. 21, (20 July 2002), pp.4278-4282
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Record Number: 200316037 / Last updated on: 2003-03-13
Original language: en
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