Accession Number:

ADA522501

Title:

Synthetic Aperture Imaging Polarimeter: Postprint

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper postprint 23 Feb 2007-1 Feb 2010

Corporate Author:

POLARIS SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES INC HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2010-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

There is a strong need for the ability to terrestrially image satellites, resident space objects RSOs, and other low earth orbit LEO objects for Space Situational Awareness SSA applications. The Synthetic Aperture Imaging Polarimeter SAIP investigates an alternative means for imaging and object in LEO illuminated by laser radiation. A prototype array consisting of 36 divisions of amplitude polarimeters was built and tested. The design, assembly procedure, calibration data and test results are presented. All 36 polarimeters were calibrated to a high degree of accuracy. Pupil plane imaging tests were performed in by using cross-correlation image reconstruction algorithm to determine the prototype functionality.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE