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Design and analysis of a depolarizer for the NASA MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Tilt (MODIS-T)
Author(s): Stephen C. McClain; Peter William Maymon; Russell A. Chipman
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Paper Abstract

The design and analysis of a depolarizer for the NASA MODIS-T spectrometer is presented. The theory of spatial pseudodepolarizer operation and its effect on linear polarization sensitivity is described. Details of the HV depolarizer design and issues of depolarizer location and material are discussed. The image doubling and aberrations induced by the depolarizer and the trade-offs between increased polarization performance and decreased image quality are also addressed. The issues considered apply directly to depolarizer design for other remote sensing instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138811
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen C. McClain, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Peter William Maymon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Russell A. Chipman, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1746:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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