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Integrative paradigms bridging defense and bioscience
Author(s): S. Shrestha; G. C. Giakos; A. Deshpande; T. Quang; Chaya Narayan; Tannaz Farrahi; Y. Li; J. Petermann; A. Blinzler; S. Marotta
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Paper Abstract

The objective of the study is to present integrative paradigms highlighting their applicability of polarimetry to multidisciplinary areas such as space defense and bioscience applications. Polarimetric sensing and imaging offer unique advantages for a wide range of detection and classification problems due to the intrinsic potential for high contrast in different polarization components of the backscattered light. Indeed, polarized imaging can yield high-specificity images under high-dynamic range and extreme condition scenarios, in scattering media, or cluttered environments, offering at the same instance information related to the object material composition and its surface characteristics. In this study, a new imaging approach based on polarimetric detection principles will be introduced and the Mueller matrix formalism will be defined, and will be applied for space applications, such as detection of unresolved objects, as well as for early cancer detection. The design principles of the liquid crystal polarimetric imaging system will be introduced and related to operating conditions and system performance metrics. The depolarization, diattenuation, and retardance of the materials will be estimated using Mueller matrix decomposition for different aspect angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2013
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 8723, Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III, 87231J (29 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2022905
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S. Shrestha, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
G. C. Giakos, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
A. Deshpande, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
T. Quang, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
Chaya Narayan, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
Tannaz Farrahi, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
Y. Li, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
J. Petermann, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
A. Blinzler, The Univ. of Akron (United States)
S. Marotta, The Univ. of Akron (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8723:
Sensing Technologies for Global Health, Military Medicine, and Environmental Monitoring III
Šárka O. Southern, Editor(s)

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