SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification

Daniel A. LeMaster, Adoum H. Mahamat, Bradley M. Ratliff, Andrey S. Alenin, J Scott Tyo, Bradley M. Koch

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Abstract

Nighttime active SWIR imaging has resolution, size, weight, and power consumption advantages over passive MWIR and LWIR imagers for applications involving target identification. We propose that the target discrimination capability of active SWIR systems can be extended further by exerting polarization control over the illumination source and imager, i.e. through active polarization imaging. In this work, we construct a partial Mueller matrix imager and use laboratory derived signatures to uniquely identify target materials in outdoor scenes. This paper includes a description of the camera and laser systems as well as discussion of the reduction and analysis techniques used for material identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8873
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VI - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2013Aug 29 2013

Other

OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/138/29/13

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Imager
Image sensors
Polarization
Imaging
Imaging techniques
polarization
Partial Matrix
Active Imaging
Mueller Matrix
Target Identification
Target
Power Consumption
Discrimination
discrimination
Illumination
Electric power utilization
Signature
Lighting
Camera
Cameras

Keywords

  • Imaging polarimetry
  • Material identification
  • Mueller matrix imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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LeMaster, D. A., Mahamat, A. H., Ratliff, B. M., Alenin, A. S., Tyo, J. S., & Koch, B. M. (2013). SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8873). [88730O] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023351

SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification. / LeMaster, Daniel A.; Mahamat, Adoum H.; Ratliff, Bradley M.; Alenin, Andrey S.; Tyo, J Scott; Koch, Bradley M.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8873 2013. 88730O.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

LeMaster, DA, Mahamat, AH, Ratliff, BM, Alenin, AS, Tyo, JS & Koch, BM 2013, SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8873, 88730O, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/26/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023351
LeMaster DA, Mahamat AH, Ratliff BM, Alenin AS, Tyo JS, Koch BM. SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8873. 2013. 88730O https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023351
LeMaster, Daniel A. ; Mahamat, Adoum H. ; Ratliff, Bradley M. ; Alenin, Andrey S. ; Tyo, J Scott ; Koch, Bradley M. / SWIR active polarization imaging for material identification. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8873 2013.
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