Optimization of Active Polarimeters for ATR
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Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc
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AbstractUse of polarization signatures can dramatically improve the performance of active or laser sensors for automated target recognition (ATR) and other applications. While their potential has been widely recognized, laser polarimeters have been limited by technology gaps in two areas: utilization of high-dimensional data and operation in a real-time compact system. This project extends and combines 1) polarization-components techniques (PCT) classification algorithms for efficient signature utilization and 2) partial Mueller-matrix polarimeter (pMMP) designs to allow effective implementation in deployable sensors and an existing active imager in particular.
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