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12 October 1988 An Airborne Laser Polarimeter System (ALPS) For Terrestrial Physics Research
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The design of a multispectral polarized laser system for characterizing the depolarization properties of the Earth's surface is described. Using a laser as the light source, this airborne system measures the Stokes parameters of the surface to simultaneously arrive at the polarization degree, azimuthal angle, and ellipticity for each wavelength. The technology will be studied for the feasibility of expansion of the sensor to do surface polarization imaging. The data will be used in support of solar polarization studies and to develop laser radiometry as a tool in environmental remote sensing.
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James E Kaishover and Philip W Dabney "An Airborne Laser Polarimeter System (ALPS) For Terrestrial Physics Research", Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945669
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