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Initial results using an LCD polarization imaging camera
Author(s): R. Chris Olsen; Michael Eyler; Angela M. Puetz; Phillip Smith
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Paper Abstract

The SALSA camera from Bossa Nova Technologies uses an electronically rotated polarization filter to measure four states of polarization nearly simultaneously. Initial imagery results are presented, with an investigation of polarization invariants, as affected by illumination, sensing geometry, and atmospheric effects. Applications for the system as it is being developed are in change detection and surface characterization. Preliminary results indicate an ability to distinguish new from old asphalt and disturbed earth from undisturbed earth with some image processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7303, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV, 73031S (4 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818183
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R. Chris Olsen, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Michael Eyler, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Angela M. Puetz, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)
Phillip Smith, Naval Postgraduate School (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7303:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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