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A Correct Polarization Technique To Calibrate Hard Targets For Coherent Lidar Systems
Author(s): Richard Anderson
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the use of an integrating sphere in a comparison technique to calibrate hard targets. Real targets do not completely depolarize the incident laser radiation. The directional-hemispherical, conical-hemispherical, and bihemispherical reflectance of a real target is a (4x4) matrix. This matrix can be only be measured if the walls of the integrating sphere do not completely depolarize the incident radiation on the first strike. The best method to measure the monostatic reflectance of a target is via a direct measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963776
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Richard Anderson, University of MO-Rolla (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications

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