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Earth observation, climate and optical

Optical standards and component characterisation

Improving accuracy of satellite components and providing optical performance services for other industries

We have state-of-the art facilities able to provide calibration and characterisation of optical instruments, components and materials tied directly to SI primary standards, spanning ultra-violet to thermal infrared. In addition to standard services, we tailor bespoke solutions to address customer challenges.

Through our research we develop new transfer standards and methods to provide traceability at customer sites and under operational conditions, including vacuum, forests and the oceans to ensure that the best possible accuracy can be achieved for demanding applications.

Find out more about NPL's Reflectance service

Find out more about NPL's Detector characterisation service

Find out more about NPL's Spectral emission properties service

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