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Passive target detection using polarized components of infrared signatures
Author(s): Timothy J. Rogne; Frederick G. Smith; James E. Rice
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Paper Abstract

The potential of infrared polarized signature components for suppressing background clutter and enhancing the detection of dim targets has been investigated. An imaging infrared polarimeter has been built, field experiments have been conducted, and measured results have been compared with theoretical predictions. A description of the measuring instrument, samples of empirical findings, and comparisons with simple theoretical predictions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1317, Polarimetry: Radar, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22061
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Timothy J. Rogne, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
Frederick G. Smith, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
James E. Rice, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1317:
Polarimetry: Radar, Infrared, Visible, Ultraviolet, and X-Ray
Russell A. Chipman; John W. Morris, Editor(s)

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