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Polarization-sensitive thermal imaging sensors for target discrimination
Author(s): Cornell S. L. Chun; David L. Fleming; W. A. Harvey; E. J. Torok
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Paper Abstract

Physics Innovations Inc. has developed polarization- sensitive imaging sensors with high-spatial resolution. In this paper we describe methods where video frames are captured and processed into images of the target's temperature distribution and the target's 3D shape and orientation. We demonstrate that the two angles describing surface orientation can be determined for every point on a target. For all targets in the field of view, their geometric shapes and temperatures can be determined simultaneously. With high-speed signal processing, high- resolution polarimetric data can be captured and displayed in real time and at video frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3375, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation IV, (7 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327165
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Cornell S. L. Chun, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
David L. Fleming, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
W. A. Harvey, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)
E. J. Torok, Physics Innovations Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3375:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation IV
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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