Calibration and uncertainty analysis of an optical emission spectrometer measuring the absolute spectral radiant exitance of UV signatures

Hyungwoo Lee, Changhoon Oh, Jae Won Hahn

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An optical emission spectrometer (OES) was designed and constructed to detect the absolute spectral radiant exitance of UV signatures for a wavelength range of 240nm to 440nm. Using a directly heated graphite black body furnace operating at a temperature of 3000K, the spectral response of the OES in the UV range was calibrated. To evaluate the performance of the OES system, the emission spectra of molecules were measured in a butane flame and the absolute emissions of the UV signatures were calculated. The uncertainty of the absolute measurement of the UV signature was analyzed by considering various uncertainty budgets, and the total uncertainty of the OES was found to be 1.66%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalPropellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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