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Effectiveness of the polarization discrimination technique for underwater viewing systems
Author(s): Eugene V. Miasnikov; Timofei V. Kondranin
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Paper Abstract

Limits of the polarization technique in discriminating backscattered noise for a monostatic underwater viewing system are discussed. The approach presented is based on an analytical solution of the vector equation for radiative transfer in the small angle approximation. The influence of the water optical properties, the receiver range gate, and the field of view on the background reduction are investigated. Estimates are made of the enhancement of the target's apparent contrast and of the detection range that can be achieved for typical environmental conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1750, Ocean Optics XI, (31 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140672
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Eugene V. Miasnikov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)
Timofei V. Kondranin, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1750:
Ocean Optics XI
Gary D. Gilbert, Editor(s)

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