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Acknowledgments First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my advisor, Professor Theodore S. Rappaport, for his invaluable inspiration, encouragement, guidance and support throughout my doctoral study. I am also very grateful to Professor Hao Ling for his insightful expertise advices and many great helps with my research and graduate(More)
Dedication I dedicate this work to my family. v Acknowledgements I would like to thank Dr. Davis and Dr. Bostick for their enthusiasm for my research. They generously supported me in pursuing my academic goals on a part-time basis for so many years. I would like to thank Dr. Geiger from Iowa State University, who is a member of my dissertation committee and(More)
A radiometer detects electromagnetic radiation and relates it to the temperature of a black body emitting an equivalent amount of power. The simplest and least expensive radiometer design is the total power radiometer. Unfortunately, it suffers greatly from slow drifts in its output. This dissertation examines some sources of the drift and gives two(More)
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