[The calibration of instrument response function during passive FTIR measurement].
ABSTRACT In order to obtain infrared spectral radiance distribution of some infrared sources, such as spectral radiant flux density, spectral radiant intensity, spectral radiance and spectral irradiance, the instrument response function under different conditions must be known. In the present paper, the calibration of instrument response function during passive FTIR measurement has been discussed. The experimental results illustrate that under different experimental conditions, the instrument response function varies not only with the temperature of the blackbody but also with the signal amplitude received by the infrared instrument. So, during passive FTIR measurement, the temperature and the emission signal amplitude of the source must be observed carefully in order to get satisfactory instrument response function.