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25 October 1999 Imaging polarimetry in scene element discrimination
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Recent work has shown that the use of a calibrated digital camera fitted with a rotating linear polarizer can facilitate the study of Stokes parameter images across a wide dynamic range of scene radiance values. Here, we show images of a MacBeth color chips, Spectralon gray scale targets and Kodak gray cards. We also consider a static aircraft mounted on a platform against a clear sky background. We show that the contrast in polarization is greater than for intensity, and that polarization contrast increases as intensity contrast decreases. We also show that there is a great variation in the polarization in and between each of the bandpasses: this variation is comparable to the magnitude of the variation in intensity.
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Michael J. Duggin "Imaging polarimetry in scene element discrimination", Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999);

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