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Polarization-sensitive infrared sensor for target discrimination
Author(s): Cornell S. L. Chun; David L. Fleming; W. A. Harvey; E. J. Torok
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Paper Abstract

Physics Innovations Inc. has developed polarization- sensitive thermal imaging sensors with high spatial resolution. In this paper we describe a method where video frames are captured and processed into images of the target's temperature distribution and the target's 3D shape and orientation. We demonstrate that the two angles of surface orientation can be determined for every point on a target. The geometric shape of a target can be determined simultaneously with the temperature distribution over the field-of-view. With high sped signal processing, high- resolution polarimetric data can be captured and displayed in real time and at frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278986
Show Author Affiliations
Cornell S. L. Chun, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
David L. Fleming, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
W. A. Harvey, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
E. J. Torok, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3121:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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