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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Joseph A. Shawen
dc.contributor.authorSyed, Musaddeque Anwar Al Abedinen
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-05T16:22:15Z
dc.date.available2021-04-05T16:22:15Z
dc.date.issued2020en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/15914en
dc.description.abstractPolarization is a fundamental property of light that can be detected with polarization-sensitive instruments. Imaging polarimetry has an immensely wide range of applications, and while much has been accomplished in recent years, there is still a need for sensor systems with improved accuracy, precision, and stability. This paper presents the optical characterization of a commercial division-of-focal plane (DoFP) polarization imager, in an effort to evaluate its performance as a promising instrument in the application of ground-based cloud thermodynamic phase detection. Radiometric characterization values were well within the acceptable region, but the polarimetric contrast was in the range of 20-30, much lower than expected, which may be a result of the broadband measurements being impaired by poor polarizer performance at the blue end of the spectrum. Later, a narrowband polarimetric measurement at 532 + or - 5 nm produced a much enhanced result, with polarimetric contrast in the higher 300s, making the imager a viable option for many remote sensing applications. Also, all-sky imaging of clear daytime sky and its analysis of degree of linear polarization (DoLP) showed encouraging result.en
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dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Norm Asbjornson College of Engineeringen
dc.subject.lcshOpticsen
dc.subject.lcshPhotonicsen
dc.subject.lcshRemote sensingen
dc.subject.lcshPolarization (Light)en
dc.subject.lcshImaging systemsen
dc.titleCharacterization of a division-of-focal-plane polarization imageren
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2020 by Musaddeque Anwar Al Abedin Syeden
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Wataru Nakagawa; Charles C. Kankelborg.en
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical & Computer Engineering.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage73en
mus.data.thumbpage55en


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