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Novel polarimetric sensors for remote sensing and astronomical observation
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Paper Abstract

Nichols Research Corporation is currently developing innovative imaging polarimetric sensors for a number of applications such as mine and minefield detection, aircraft ice detection, and remote sensing. The wave bands in which the various sensors operate include the visible, mid-wave infrared (IR), and long-wave IR bands. This paper will summarize the current research that Nichols is conducting in the field of remote sensing using imaging polarimetric cameras. The polarization signatures of various targets, acquired from ranges up to 10 kilometers, will be presented for all three wave-bands. The benefits obtained using polarimetric imaging will be discussed along with potential applications for this innovative technology including possible astronomical observation applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319308
Show Author Affiliations
Blair A. Barbour, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Michael W. Jones, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3352:
Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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