Imaging Systems Calibration Lab

Calibration is the process of assigning engineering units and uncertainties to digital counts (or meter deflections if measuring a current/voltage/resistance, etc.) such that an instrument reading (or image format) conforms to a recognized standard such as radiance, for example. It is an important aspect of radiometry and image acquisitions. The state of the art Optical Calibration Facility (OCF) at RIT is used to calibrate optical imaging and non-imaging systems in terms of linearity assessment, absolute calibration, flat fielding, spectral calibration, and spectral response.