VIIRS ZEMAX and FORTRAN polarization models

Eugene Waluschka, Kenneth Voss, David Moyer, Gerhard Meister, Lushalan Liao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


The Visible/Infrared Imager/Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) collects visible/infrared imagery and radiometric data. The radiometric requirements are such that the instrument's polarization sensitivity must be very well understood. This paper presents the ZEMAX and FORTRAN polarization ray trace models of the instrument's visible light path. This will include the measured optical surface reflectance data, the band pass shapes and a comparison of the results of the two models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth Observing Systems XII
StatePublished - 2007
EventEarth Observing Systems XII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 28 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherEarth Observing Systems XII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Polarization
  • Radiometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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