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25 August 1998 Novel polarimetric sensors for remote sensing and astronomical observation
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Nichols Research Corporation is currently developing innovative imaging polarimetric sensors for a number of applications such as mine and minefield detection, aircraft ice detection, and remote sensing. The wave bands in which the various sensors operate include the visible, mid-wave infrared (IR), and long-wave IR bands. This paper will summarize the current research that Nichols is conducting in the field of remote sensing using imaging polarimetric cameras. The polarization signatures of various targets, acquired from ranges up to 10 kilometers, will be presented for all three wave-bands. The benefits obtained using polarimetric imaging will be discussed along with potential applications for this innovative technology including possible astronomical observation applications.
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Blair A. Barbour and Michael W. Jones "Novel polarimetric sensors for remote sensing and astronomical observation", Proc. SPIE 3352, Advanced Technology Optical/IR Telescopes VI, (25 August 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319308
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