Santa Barbara Infrared’s MB Series blackbodies are absolute only temperature “set and forget” infrared calibration systems. They are designed to support single or multi non-uniformity correction test requirements. A user can quickly establish the blackbody temperature setpoint between 0°C and 90°C by using the included IRWindowsTM Lite software. This temperature setpoint value is stored into the system’s non-volatile memory, so no further PC connection is required after the initial temperature configuration. The operator can verify the blackbody is at the temperature setpoint by viewing the green “ready” indicator light on the back of the blackbody head.  SBIR’s MB Series blackbody systems are designed for use as flood sources for non-uniformity correction (NUC) and for calibration of IR sensors.

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NIST Traceable Calibration

Accuracy of +/-1.0ºC

Stability of +/-0.10ºC

A surface treatment is used to create a spectrally flat emissivity of > 0.970 (3µm to 5.5µm), > 0.950 (8µm to 14µm)

“Set & Forget” Programming

No Separate Controller Required

Below is a mechanical envelope for the MB Series blackbody system. 

MB Series Dimensions PDF

Available Sizes 4” square aperture
Temperature Range       0ºC to 90ºC Absolute (at 20ºC ambient temperature)
Emissivity > 0.970 (3µm to 5.5µm), > 0.950 (8µm to 14µm) 
Uniformity >96% of Tset – Tambient or 0.050ºC whichever is greater, over 90% of the emitting surface area 
Absolute Accuracy  +/-1.0ºC
Stability +/-0.10ºC 
Setpoint Resolution 0.10ºC 
Approximate Heating Rate +25ºC/min (at 25ºC)
Approximate Cooling Rate -11ºC/min (at 25ºC)
Operating Temperature 10ºC to 40ºC
Storage Temperature -20ºC to 70ºC
Relative Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing
Maximum Power Consumption  180W
Approx. Blackbody Weight MB-04 – 5.3 lbs

Notes: 1. Slew rates can vary depending on environmental conditions as well as initial blackbody temperature in relation to commanded temperature setpoint.

* Specifications subject to change without prior notice

non uniformity drawing

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Please contact the SBIR sales team at (805) 965-3669 or via to ensure the proper part number and to receive a quotation.

Information subject to change without notice.