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Simulation of the performance of a stationary imaging interferometer for high-resolution monitoring of the Earth
Author(s): Alessandro Barducci; Paolo Marcoionni; Ivan Pippi; Marco Poggesi
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Paper Abstract

Static interferometers are imaging devices, which produce electromagnetic interference for each propagation direction of the accepted light beam. The fundamental component of this type of interferometers is a beam-splitter semi- transparent plate that provides phase-delay between the two interfering rays. The phase-delay changes with varying the incidence angle of the entering ray, thus producing the entire interference pattern while moving the device over the surface of the observed target. Due to their technical characteristics these interferometers can reliably be adapted for aerospace remote sensing applications. This paper describes the result coming from numerical simulations executed in order to investigate the possible use of the static interferometers for remote sensing purposes. The principal objectives are: a deep investigation about interferometers and novel detector technologies, the study of its performance as compared with that of dispersing sensors and the study of a laboratory prototype of the interferometric hyperspectral imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4540, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites V, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450653
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Barducci, CNR-IROE (Italy)
Paolo Marcoionni, CNR-IROE (Italy)
Ivan Pippi, CNR-IROE (Italy)
Marco Poggesi, CNR-IROE (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4540:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites V
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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