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Synthetic Aperture Imaging Polarimeter
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Paper Abstract

There is a strong need for the ability to terrestrially image resident space objects (RSOs) and other low earth orbit (LEO) objects for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) applications. The Synthetic Aperture Imaging Polarimeter (SAIP) investigates an alternative means for imaging an object in LEO illuminated by laser radiation. A prototype array consisting of 36 division of amplitude polarimeters was built and tested. The design, assembly procedure, calibration data and test results are presented. All 36 polarimeters were calibrated to a high degree of accuracy. Pupil plane imaging tests were performed in by using cross-correlation image reconstruction algorithm to determine the prototype functionality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7672, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing IX, 767206 (24 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864129
Show Author Affiliations
Michael E. Roche, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
David B. Chenault, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Justin P. Vaden, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Art Lompado, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
David Voelz, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Timothy J. Schulz, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Ryan N. Givens, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Victor L. Gamiz, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7672:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing IX
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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