NIST is offering a four-day course on temperature measurement by radiation thermometry.

Infrared radiometry often is used when contact measurement is hazardous or impossible. Practical applications involve a number of industries including computer circuit boards, industrial processes and food-safety equipment.

To help engineers and calibration technicians better understand and control their radiation thermometer measurements, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Optical Technology Div., Gaithersburg, MD, has developed an annual, four-day course on temperature measurement by radiation thermometery. The course will cover the fundamentals of determining temperatures from thermal radiation; provide practical experiences in using radiometers, sources and optical elements; and train participants in performing uncertainty analysis. It will include lectures on radiometry fundamentals, emissivity, black bodies, signal measurement and temperature measurement equations and NIST temperature calibration services.

The course will be held June 4-8, 2001 at NIST's headquarters and is limited to 16 participants. For registration information call (301) 975-2322 or visit