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Characterization of SWIR hyperspectral imager with a multispectral polarized scene projector
Author(s): Neelam Gupta
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Paper Abstract

Recently, the US Army developed a prototype shortwave infrared (SWIR) multispectral polarized scene projector (MPSP) system. This system is capable of projecting single spectral images as well as videos with full polarization content from 850 to 1650 nm with variable spectral bandwidth. The bandwidth can vary between 12 and 100 nm. A multistage liquid crystal tunable filter is used to tune the wavelength of light with desired bandwidth and three reflective 512x512 liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs) with 37.5 μm pixel pitch are used to project an image with all Stokes parameters. This scene projector is intended to characterize hardware-in-the loop spectral and polarization performance of spectropolarimetric imagers operating in the SWIR region. We used this projector to characterize a SWIR hyperspectral imager with a single polarization based on an acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF). Here, we will briefly describe the scene projector and the hyperspectral imager, discuss the experimental setup and present the results of our characterization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8707, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII, 870706 (4 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2014325
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Neelam Gupta, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8707:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop XVIII
James A. Buford Jr.; R. Lee Murrer Jr.; Gary H. Ballard, Editor(s)

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