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VIIRS ZEMAX and FORTRAN polarization models
Author(s): Eugene Waluschka; Kenneth Voss; David Moyer; Gerhard Meister; Lushalan Liao
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Paper Abstract

The Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) collects visible/infrared imagery and radiometric data. The radiometric requirements are such that the instrument's polarization sensitivity must be very well understood. This paper presents the ZEMAX and FORTRAN polarization ray trace models of the instrument's visible light path. This will include the measured optical surface reflectance data, the band pass shapes and a comparison of the results of the two models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6677, Earth Observing Systems XII, 66770A (5 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735652
Show Author Affiliations
Eugene Waluschka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kenneth Voss, Univ. of Miami (United States)
David Moyer, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Gerhard Meister, Futuretech Corp. (United States)
Lushalan Liao, Northrop Grumman Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6677:
Earth Observing Systems XII
James J. Butler; Jack Xiong, Editor(s)

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