23 July 1999 SHRIMP: shallow-water real-time imaging polarimeter
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Through the use of novel imaging devices called Polarization Cameras polarization vision can be attained in underwater environments. Whereas human vision is oblivious to components of light polarization, polarization parameters of light provide an important visual extension to intensity and color. A physical state of polarization can be visualized directly in human terms as a particular hue and saturation, and this paper utilizes such a scheme presenting image of ordinary scenes as never seen before by humans in the domain of Polarization Vision. Metaphorically, humans are 'color blind' with respect to the perception of polarization and even though this does not appear to inhibit human visual performance, we show how polarization vision is a sensory augmentation that can potentially enhance underwater vision for a diver.
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James Samuel Taylor, Lawrence B. Wolff, "SHRIMP: shallow-water real-time imaging polarimeter", Proc. SPIE 3711, Information Systems for Navy Divers and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Operating in Very Shallow Water and Surf Zone Regions, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354648; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354648


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