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Imaging polarimetry in scene element discrimination
Author(s): Michael J. Duggin
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Paper Abstract

Recent work has shown that the use of a calibrated digital camera fitted with a rotating linear polarizer can facilitate the study of Stokes parameter images across a wide dynamic range of scene radiance values. Here, we show images of a MacBeth color chips, Spectralon gray scale targets and Kodak gray cards. We also consider a static aircraft mounted on a platform against a clear sky background. We show that the contrast in polarization is greater than for intensity, and that polarization contrast increases as intensity contrast decreases. We also show that there is a great variation in the polarization in and between each of the bandpasses: this variation is comparable to the magnitude of the variation in intensity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366321
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Michael J. Duggin, SUNY/Syracuse and PAR Government Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3754:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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