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Measurement of the radiometric and polarization characteristics of a microgrid polarizer infrared focal plane array
Author(s): John E. Hubbs; Mark E. Gramer; Diana Maestas-Jepson; Gary A. Dole; Matthew Fetrow; David Bowers; James Boger
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing applications make use of the optical polarization characteristics of a scene to enhance target detection and discrimination. Imaging polarimeters typically utilize polarizing arrays located in front of a focal plane array as a means of extracting polarization information from the optical scene. Over the last few years, technology development efforts have resulted in FPAs that integrate the polarizer with the infrared focal plane array (FPA). This paper will report on the radiometric and polarization characterization of a micro-grid polarizer FPA from DRS Infrared Technologies, L.P. (DRS). These measurements were performed to evaluate the radiometric performance and the polarization characteristics of the FPA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6295, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII, 62950C (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685468
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Hubbs, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Mark E. Gramer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Diana Maestas-Jepson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Gary A. Dole, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Matthew Fetrow, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David Bowers, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
James Boger, Applied Technology Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6295:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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