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Multispectral infrared Stokes imaging polarimeter
Author(s): Matthew H. Smith; James D. Howe; Jacob B. Woodruff; Miranda A. Miller; George R. Ax; Thomas E. Petty; Elizabeth A. Sornsin
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design and development of an imaging polarimeter that will simultaneously measure Stokes vector images in the mid-wave IR and long-wave IR wavebands. We present an analysis of the expected errors that arise due to spectral variations in the polarization elements of the instrument across each waveband. FInally, instrument calibration and polarization images acquired in the MWIR waveband are presented.

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Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366324
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Matthew H. Smith, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
James D. Howe, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Jacob B. Woodruff, Univ. of Alabama in Hustsville (United States)
Miranda A. Miller, TRW, Inc. (United States)
George R. Ax, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Petty, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Elizabeth A. Sornsin, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (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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