SBIR's 4000 Series blackbodies put the temperature measurement and calibration electronics in the blackbody head rather than in the control electronics package. With this approach, temperature measurement information from the blackbody to the controller is serial digital data rather than an analog temperature sensor signal.
The result is significantly improved performance: lower noise operation, more stable temperature control, improved immunity to EMI, and an easier integration task for the test equipment engineer.
- High Temperature Range
The emitting surface of the blackbody can be controlled at temperatures up to 600°C.
- High Accuracy and Stability
The microprocessor-based temperature controller is designed for optimum accuracy and stability. A high resolution enhanced PID temperature servo provides zero drift and low jitter control of the emitting surface’s temperature.
- Ease of Calibration
Calibration is fast and easy. All adjustments can be made directly from the front panel or through the remote interface. Calibration points are independent of each other, allowing the user to touch up a single calibration point.
- Built In Test (BIT)
An extensive BIT assures that the blackbody is functioning properly during use. BIT is automatically invoked on power up, and a continuous background (transparent to the user) BIT is performed during operation. A more extensive commanded BIT can be invoked via the computer interface.
- Ease of Integration
The 4000 Series blackbody sources are available in 4", and 6" square apertures. An intuitive, user-friendly front panel provides easy control of all instrument functions. These blackbodies integrate easily with other SBIR products such as collimators and target wheels.
- IEEE Std. 488 Interface (GPIB)
The thorough implementation of the ANSI/IEEE Std. 488.1-1987 allows for computer control of all blackbody, calibration, illuminator, and target wheel functions.
- RS-232 Serial Interface
An optional serial interface provides computer control of all blackbody, calibration, illuminator and target wheel functions.
Many standard and custom infrared targets are available. These targets can be supplied with either emissive or reflective coatings. See the Target section for details.
- Target Wheels
Multiple targets can be rapidly and precisely positioned in front of the blackbody. Target position can be set from the front panel of the controller or via the optional computer interface. For details on the full line of target wheels see SBIR's Target Wheel section.
- Rack Mounting
The blackbody controller is designed for bench-top or standard 19 inch rack use. Rack mounting ears come standard with the instrument. A rack slide kit is also available.
|Available Aperture Size
||2", 4” and 6”
||50ºC to 600ºC Absolute
||>0.93, 2 µ to 14 µ
||± 0.30ºC short term, ±0.50 ºC long term
|Total System Uncertainty
||±3.5ºC or 0.5%, whichever is greater
|Slew Rate (Approximate Heating Rate 50ºC to 600ºC)
|Slew Rate (Approximate Cooling Rate 600ºC to 50ºC)
|Settling Time (Varies by Blackbody Size)
||within ±0.50ºC of setpoint
||Selectable 100 / 120 / 220 / 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz
|Max. Power Consumption
|Approximate Blackbody Weight
||4002—15 lbs., 4004—20 lbs., 4006—28 lbs.
|Approximate Controller Weight
1. Short term is defined as less than one hour and long term is over 1 hour.
* Specifications subject to change without prior notice
SBIR's extended temperature 4000 Series blackbody systems are classified based on six different features that are customer selectable. They are blackbody size, communication options, country input voltage, power cable code, temperature range and cable length. For example, a 4" Model 4000 Series System with Option G interface and W interface, 115/60Hz with US power cable, temperature range of 50°C to 600°C and a cable length of 10 feet has the following part number: 4004GW-120K-FF-10
• Blackbody Size: 4" 6"
• Communications Options:
- G- IEEE 488 GPIB
- S- RS-232
- W- Target Wheel Communication (Please note the Target Wheel Model Number Required)
• Country Input voltage:
• Power Cable Code:
- H- Europe (Germany, Netherlands, France, Sweden), South Korea & Turkey
I- Australia & China
J- UK & Ireland
L- US & Japan
M- India & South Africa
• Temperature Range:
• Cable Length in feet:
- 10 feet (standard length)
Please contact the SBIR sales team at (805) 965-3669 or email@example.com to ensure the proper part number and to receive a quotation.
Information subject to change without notice