14 May 2018 Polarization considerations in the multi-angle imager for aerosols (MAIA)
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The significant effects of aerosols on public health and climate drive a growing necessity for the characterization of particulate matter in air pollutants. The earth-orbiting Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument will combine radiance and polarization measurements to derive features of ground-level particulate matter. The optical design requires an in-depth analysis of several key polarization factors in order to meet stringent requirements on radiometric and polarimetric accuracy. A simple two-layer optical coating, a pair of achromatic quarter-wave plates, and analysis of the polarization aberrations are used to minimize the effects of polarization errors and achieve high polarimetric accuracy.
Conference Presentation
© (2018) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Julie M. Gillis, Julie M. Gillis, Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, David J. Diner, David J. Diner, Matthew B. Dubin, Matthew B. Dubin, } "Polarization considerations in the multi-angle imager for aerosols (MAIA)", Proc. SPIE 10655, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII, 1065507 (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309332; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309332
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES + PRESENTATION

SHARE
Back to Top