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An Airborne Laser Polarimeter System (ALPS) For Terrestrial Physics Research
Author(s): James E Kaishover; Philip W Dabney
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Paper Abstract

The design of a multispectral polarized laser system for characterizing the depolarization properties of the Earth's surface is described. Using a laser as the light source, this airborne system measures the Stokes parameters of the surface to simultaneously arrive at the polarization degree, azimuthal angle, and ellipticity for each wavelength. The technology will be studied for the feasibility of expansion of the sensor to do surface polarization imaging. The data will be used in support of solar polarization studies and to develop laser radiometry as a tool in environmental remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1988
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945669
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James E Kaishover, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)
Philip W Dabney, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0924:
Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing
Philip N. Slater, Editor(s)

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