POLARIZATION REMOTE SENSING PHYSICAL MECHANISM, KEY METHODS AND APPLICATION
- 1Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information, School of Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
- 2College of Earth Science and Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China
- 3School of Earth Sciences and Surveying and Mapping Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing 100083, China
- 4Boston University, Boston MA-02215, USA
- 5Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798
Keywords: Polarized remote sensing; Polarization pattern of the skylight; Atmospheric polarization neutral point; Polarization device; Calibration system
Abstract. China's long-term planning major projects "high-resolution earth observation system" has been invested nearly 100 billion and the satellites will reach 100 to 2020. As to 2/3 of China's area covered by mountains，it has a higher demand for remote sensing. In addition to light intensity, frequency, phase, polarization is also the main physical characteristics of remote sensing electromagnetic waves. Polarization is an important component of the reflected information from the surface and the atmospheric information, and the polarization effect of the ground object reflection is the basis of the observation of polarization remote sensing. Therefore, the effect of eliminating the polarization effect is very important for remote sensing applications.
The main innovations of this paper is as follows: (1) Remote sensing observation method. It is theoretically deduced and verified that the polarization can weaken the light in the strong light region, and then provide the polarization effective information. In turn, the polarization in the low light region can strengthen the weak light, the same can be obtained polarization effective information. (2) Polarization effect of vegetation. By analyzing the structure characteristics of vegetation, polarization information is obtained, then the vegetation structure information directly affects the absorption of biochemical components of leaves. (3) Atmospheric polarization neutral point observation method. It is proved to be effective to achieve the ground-gas separation, which can achieve the effect of eliminating the atmospheric polarization effect and enhancing the polarization effect of the object.