Calibration Source M315X (X4, X6)
Two-piece medium temperature blackbody calibration source with a large surface area.
Ambient + 5 ... 400 °C (+ 9 ... 752 °F)
- High emissivity and uniformity
- Excellent general purpose calibration
- Large aperture sizes
- High accuracy, high resolution
- Manufactured and tested to meet rigid quality control standards
- RS232 (standard) or RS485 (option) serial communication output
Designed to satisfy the exacting parameters of Infrared focal plane array Detectors, Thermal Imaging, and FLIR systems testing in projection scene and field application, the M315X Series blackbody calibration sources combine high emissivity and unchallenged stability and uniformity. Available aperture sizes include 101 x 101 mm (4” x 4”) or 152 x 152 mm (6” x 6”) with a temperature ranges of ambient +5 to 400 °C (+9 to 752 °F).
The M315X Series Blackbody Sources are resistively heated by precision heating elements to provide uniform temperature distributions. The two-piece system is comprised of controller module and a separate enclosure for the emitter source.
Emitter source temperature control is carried out by a precision digital PID controller. RS232 is standard and RS485 is available as an option. Two connecting cables allow 3.6 m (12’) of separation between the blackbody source and the controller.
Typical Calibration Applications
- Thermal Imaging Systems
- Aerial Mapping
- Surveillance Equipment
|Temperature Range||Ambient + 5 ... 400 °C (+ 9 ... 752 °F)|
|Temperature Uncertainty1||± 1 °C @ T < 100 °C ... ± 1.3 °C @
T = 400 °C @ 8 ... 14 μm
|Display Accuracy vs. NIST Calibration||See supplied NIST calibration report|
|Temperature Resolution||0.01 °C|
|Stability2||± 0.1 °C per 8 hour period if in still air environment|
|Heated Emitter Shape||Flat Plate|
|Exit Port Diameter||M315X4: 101 x 101 mm (4”x 4”)
M315X6: 152 x 152 mm (6”x 6”)
|Emissivity||Effective @ 8 ... 14 μm: 1.00
(Spectral Emissivity graph is provided in the instruction manual)
|Standard Calibration Method||Radiometric|
|Temperature Sensor||Precision platinum RTD 1/3 DIN|
|Warm-up Time||~ 30 min ambient ... 300 °C|
|Slew Rate to 1 °C Stability||
|Slew Rate to 0.1 °C Stability||M315X4: ~ 12 ... 30 min between setpoints
M315X6: ~ 30 ... 40 min between setpoints
(longest near end of temperature range)
|Communication / Interface|
|Remote Set Point||Via RS232 (standard) or RS485 (optional)|
|Method of Control||Digital PID Controller|
|Operating Ambient Temperature||10 ... 40 °C|
|Cooling||Fan cooled, air inlet on rear panel|
|Operating Humidity||< 90% non-condensing|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||
|Weight||M315X4: ~ 16 lbs (7.3 kg)
M315X6: ~ 23 lbs (10.4 kg)
Controller: ~ 20 lbs (9 kg)
M315X4: 115 V AC @ 50 & 60 Hz, 500 VA
M315X6: 115 V AC @ 50 & 60 Hz, 2000 VA
1 Accuracy calibration performed radiometrically, the uncertainty of emissivity and transfer standard are already included.
2 Provided stable AC mains voltage and minimum air flow across the exit port or emitter plate.