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Contrast enhancement in natural scenes using multiband polarization methods
Author(s): Michael J. Duggin; Gerald J. Kinn; Edward H. Bohling
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Paper Abstract

Relatively little work has been performed to investigate the potential of polarization techniques to provide contrast enhancement in natural scenes. Largely, this is because film is less accurate radiometrically than digital CCD FPA sensing devices. Such enhancement is additional to that provided by between-band differences for multiband data. Recently, Kodak has developed several digital imaging cameras which were intended for professional photographers. The variant we used obtained images in the green, red and near infrared, simulating CIR film. However, the application of linear drivers to rad the data from the camera into the computer has resulted in a device which can be used as a multiband imaging polarimeter. Here we examine the potential of digital image acquisition as a potential quantitative method to obtain new information additional to that obtained by multiband or even hyperspectral imaging methods. We present an example of an active on-going research program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3121, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing, (3 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283863
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Michael J. Duggin, PAR Government Systems Corp. and TASC/EMERGE (United States)
Gerald J. Kinn, TASC/EMERGE (United States)
Edward H. Bohling, PAR Government Systems Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3121:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing
Dennis H. Goldstein; Russell A. Chipman, Editor(s)

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