Polarisation Measurement with a Dual Beam Interferometer (CATSI) Exploratory Results and Preliminary Phenomenological Analysis

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Authors
  1. Lavoie, H.
  2. Theriault, J-M.
  3. Puckrin, E.
  4. Dube, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This report presents preliminary results on the polarised long-wave infrared passive standoff detection and identification of surface contaminants and cumulus clouds using different polarisation configurations. The capability of the Compact ATmospheric Sounding Interferometer (CATSI) for detecting chemical wafare(CW)surface contaminants is demonsrated from measurements of the CW simulant SF96 on water. Some polarimetric measurements of cumulus clouds were also performed to demonstrate the capability of polarisation measurements. The results obtained with the polarimetric dual-beam interferometer indicate that the signal-to-clutter ratio may be significantly improved in the infrared remote sensing of surface contamination and hard target signatures.
Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-ECR-2004-372 — External Client Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2006
Number of Pages
49
DSTKIM No
CA027405
CANDIS No
525527
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CD ROM

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