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Vegetative target enhancement in natural scenes using multiband polarization methods
Author(s): Michael J. Duggin; Gerald J. Kinn
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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. Historically, this has been 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. In them id 1990s, Kodak developed several digital imaging cameras, which were intended for professional photographers. The variant we used produced images in the green red and near IR, simulating CIR film. However, the application of linear drivers to read the data from the camera into the computer resulted in a device, which can be used as a portable multiband imaging polarimeter. Here we present examples to examine the potential of digital image acquisition as potential quantitative method to obtain new information on natural landscapes additional to that obtained by multiband or even hyperspectral imaging methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4481, Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452901
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Michael J. Duggin, SUNY/Syracuse and TASC/EMERGE (United States)
Gerald J. Kinn, TASC/EMERGE (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4481:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement IV
Dennis H. Goldstein; Walter G. Egan; David B. Chenault; Michael J. Duggin; Walter G. Egan; Michael J. Duggin, Editor(s)

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