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Pose estimation of unresolved targets using polarimetric imaging
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric remote sensing has demonstrated utility for improving contrast between man-made targets and complex backgrounds. More specifically, polarimetric signatures of man-made targets can be useful for cueing analysts in widearea search applications. However, taking the target cueing to the next level of identification and tracking may require tasking of other sensing modalities. We present research that aims to understand what pose information might be extracted from the polarimetric signatures of under-resolved targets. Through experimentally collected and simulated imagery, we examine the variation in target signatures with respect pose and the relative sensor position aiming to extend the intelligence value of polarimetric imagery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7672, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing IX, 767204 (24 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851506
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Gartley, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter Erbach, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Larry Pezzaniti, Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7672:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing IX
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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