Design and analysis of a depolarizer for the NASA MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Tilt (MODIS-T)

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Abstract

The design and analysis of a depolarizer for the NASA MODIS-T spectrometer is presented. The theory of spatial pseudodepolarizer operation and its effect on linear polarization sensitivity is described. Details of the HV depolarizer design and issues of depolarizer location and material are discussed. The image doubling and aberrations induced by the depolarizer and the trade-offs between increased polarization performance and decreased image quality are also addressed. The issues considered apply directly to depolarizer design for other remote sensing instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages375-385
Number of pages11
Volume1746
ISBN (Print)0819409197
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventPolarization Analysis and Measurement - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 19 1992Jul 21 1992

Other

OtherPolarization Analysis and Measurement
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/19/927/21/92

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mcclain, S. C., Maymon, P. W., & Chipman, R. A. (1992). Design and analysis of a depolarizer for the NASA MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectrometer-Tilt (MODIS-T). In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1746, pp. 375-385). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.