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Visible spectrum polarization characterization of Equus zebra hartmannae hide
Author(s): Bridget Lyons; Dennis Goldstein
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Paper Abstract

Recent interest in understanding the ability of zebras to deter biting flies has generated research into understanding the mechanisms by which these flies fail to target the striped animal. Several theories exist, including the model that the polarization properties of scattered light from their coats may play a role. Here, we report on the analysis of Equus zebra hartmannae and a commercially available fly deterrent sheet, characterized in the visible spectrum. Results contribute to a quantitative understanding, analysis/interpretation of polarotaxis and the development of potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10655, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII, 106550Y (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2310000
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Bridget Lyons, Torch Technologies (United States)
Dennis Goldstein, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10655:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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