A novel radiometer receiver stabilization method

P.J.I. de Maagt, R.A.E. Oerlemans, J.C.A.M. van Gestel, M.H.A.J. Herben

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A novel approach to solving the temperature stabilization problem of radiometer receivers is discussed, in which the classical temperature stabilization is replaced by a software-based compensation for any local temperature deviations observed. It is shown that a tunnel diode has to be incorporated as a square-law detector in order to validate this new approach. The resulting measurement uncertainty is calculated and an approximation of the effect of aging is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1097
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1992


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