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  • "Satellite-Mounted Light Sources as Photometric Calibration Standards for Ground-Based Telescopes," J Albert (2011).
        Albert-arXiv1101.5214v1-2011.pdf

  • "Precise Throughput Determination of the PanSTARRS Telescope and the Gigapixel Imager using a Calibrated Silicon Photodiode and a Tunable Laser: Initial Results," CW Stubbs, et al. (2010)
        Stubbs-etal-ApJS-191-376-2010.pdf

  • "A Technique for a Self-Luminous Flatfield Calibration Screen," YJ Brown, et al. (2007)
        Brown-etal-ASPConf-364-571-2007.pdf

  • "Preliminary Results from Detector-Based Throughput Calibration of the CTIO Mosaic Imager and Blanco Telescope Using a Tunable Laser," CW Stubbs, et al. (2007)
        Stubbs-etal-ASPConf-364-373-2007.pdf

  • "Toward 1% Photometery: End-to-End Calibration of Astronomical Telescopes and Detectors," CW Stubbs, JL Tonry (2006)
        Stubbs-Tonry-ApJ-646-1436-2006.pdf

  • "Telescope Spectrophotometric and Absolute Flux Calibration, and National Security Applications, Using a Tunable Laser on a Satellite," J Albert, W Burgett, and J Rhodes (2006)
        Albert-etal-arXiv0604339v3-2006.pdf

  • "Towards More Precise Survey Photometry for PanSTARRS and LSST: Measuring Directly the Optical Transmission Spectrum of the Atmosphere," CW Stubbs, et al. (2007)
         Stubbs-slac-pub-12775-2007.pdf
         Stubbs-etal-PASP-119-1163-2007.pdf

  • NASA Proposal (2010)     (This one didn't fly.)

  • JPL-SURP Proposal (2011)    (Submitted.)

  • Dartmouth subcontract to NIST proposal. (2011)      (We didn't use this approach. For reference.)

  • NIST Proposal (2011)      (Submitted.)