Black Array of Broadband Absolute Radiometers

The Black Array of Broadband Absolute Radiometers (BABAR) Earth Radiation Imager (ERI) instrument is a development project awarded under NASA's Earth Sciences instrument incubator program. Projected completion is 2023.

BABAR is a novel instrument designed to measure broadband, outgoing radiation from Earth in a compact (low mass, volume and power) package with the same high accuracy and high spatial resolution as bigger instruments. BABAR will use an electrical substitution microbolometer array for imaging.


Science Target:

Earth's Atmosphere

Science Focus:

Earth's Atmosphere, Radiation Budget

Instrument Type:

Remote Sensing: Radiometry

Instrument Site: