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Characterisation report of the travelling standard B5503

Project ID: EVR1-CT-2001-40011
Funded under: FP5-EESD


The European Reference Centre for Ultraviolet radiation measurements (ECUV) has developed a portable spectroradiometric system for solar irradiance measurements within the project QASUME (Quality Assurance of Solar Ultraviolet Measurements in Europe) through the development of a transportable unit. It consists of a double monochromator spectroradiometer (B5503) from the company Bentham (DM-150). The portable system also includes a calibrating unit using 100 W lamps to provide for an absolute sensitivity calibration of the spectroradiometer in the field. During the first year of operation, the system was tested at several sites in Europe. This report describes the performance of the system during this period.

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Authors: GROBNER J, European Commission, Joint Research Council, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Reference Centre for UV radiation measurements (ECUV), Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20699 EN (2003), 30pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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