Accession Number : AD1040758

Title :   Spectrophotometer-Based Color Measurements

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2016,31 Oct 2016

Corporate Author : ARDEC, WSEC, RDAR-WSF-N Picatinny Arsenal United States

Personal Author(s) : Long, Frederick H ; Hooven,Roseanne ; Wydner,Kyle H ; Petillo,Joseph

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Report Date : 24 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report presents a study to evaluate the practical feasibility of using a spectrometer outfitted with an integrating sphere for the quantitative measurement of color. The precision of the measurement was evaluated and found to be very high. The accuracy was evaluated using nominal values for L*a*b* (color space) from international paint suppliers. The results demonstrate the value of using a spectrophotometer for color measurements. The experimental L*a*b* values for a large number of colors from the federal color standard listing are reported.

Descriptors :   spectrophotometers , measurement , standards , COLORS , accuracy , REFLECTANCE , equations , precision

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE