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Proposed Design Of An Imaging Spectropolarimeter/Photometer For Remote Sensing Of Earth Resources
Author(s): Walter G. Egan
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Paper Abstract

A design is presented for an imaging spectropolarimeter/photometer based on the Landsat multispectral scanner (MSS) for the wavelength range 0.5 to 1 .1 µm. The proposed scanner has essentially the same wavelength sensitivity, field of view, and scanning parameters of the original MSS except for the duplication of sensing and data systems for the determination of the amount of plane polarization. A unique nonpolarizing (i.e., polarization-com-pensated) scanning system is described, as well as a nonpolarizing beam splitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(10) 251155 doi: 10.1117/12.7973971
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 10
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Walter G. Egan, Columbia University (United States)

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