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Optimizing view/illumination geometry for terrestrial features using space shuttle and aerial polarimetry
Author(s): Steven Alan Israel; Mark H. Holly; Victor S. Whitehead
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes to relationship of polarimetric observations from orbital and aerial platforms and the determination optimum sun-target-sensor geometry. Polarimetric observations were evaluated for feature discrimination. The Space Shuttle experiment was performed using two boresighted Hasselblad 70 mm cameras with identical settings with linear polarizing filters aligned orthogonally about the optic axis. The aerial experiment was performed using a single 35 mm Nikon FE2 and rotating the linear polarizing filter 90 deg to acquire both minimum and maximum photographs. Characteristic curves were created by covertype and waveband for both aerial and Space Shuttle imagery. Though significant differences existed between the two datasets, the observed polarimetric signatures were unique and separable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1747, Polarization and Remote Sensing, (8 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138839
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Alan Israel, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
Mark H. Holly, DynCorp (United States)
Victor S. Whitehead, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1747:
Polarization and Remote Sensing
Walter G. Egan, Editor(s)

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