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Development and validation of P-MODTRAN7 and P-MCScene, 1D and 3D polarimetric radiative transfer models
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Paper Abstract

A validated, polarimetric 3-dimensional simulation capability, P-MCScene, is being developed by generalizing Spectral Sciences’ Monte Carlo-based synthetic scene simulation model, MCScene, to include calculation of all 4 Stokes components. P-MCScene polarimetric optical databases will be generated by a new version (MODTRAN7) of the government-standard MODTRAN radiative transfer algorithm. The conversion of MODTRAN6 to a polarimetric model is being accomplished by (1) introducing polarimetric data, by (2) vectorizing the MODTRAN radiation calculations and by (3) integrating the newly revised and validated vector discrete ordinate model VDISORT3. Early results, presented here, demonstrate a clear pathway to the long-term goal of fully validated polarimetric models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9853, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII, 98530S (4 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228262
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Frederick T. Hawes, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Alexander Berk, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Steven C. Richtsmeier, Spectral Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9853:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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