Dr Israel Vaughn

Space Systems Engineer
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8164, 0402 990 390 (mobile)

LOCATION

Building 16 Room 216
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Advanced Sensing Lab here at SEIT in the University of New South Wales, Canberra. Prior to completing my Ph.D. program I was a professional software engineer with a background in mathematics. I also have industrial experience in optical design, physical optics, opto-mechanics, instrumentation, and instrumentation control.

I work on polarisation based remote sensing and design.  I primarily analyse polarisation sensing instruments using image science, linear systems theory, estimation theory and these imaging operators in the presence of noise. I also use defined classification/detection tasks to define classes of compressive polarimetric instruments which are best suited to that specific task.  This requires applications of machine learning and feature selection.

I am generally interested in statistical operators applied to classical electromagnetics, machine learning (specifically manifold learning), using learned manifolds to drive insight into complicated physical problems, and general imaging/optics problems.

Journal articles

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Scott Tyo J, 2018, 'Optimal bandwidth and systematic error of full-Stokes micropolarizer arrays', Applied Optics, vol. 57, pp. 2327 - 2336, 10.1364/AO.57.002327

Kruse AW; Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2018, 'Perceptually uniform color space for visualizing trivariate linear polarization imaging data', Optics Letters, vol. 43, pp. 2426 - 2429, 10.1364/OL.43.002426

Alenin A, 2018, 'Channeled spatio-temporal Stokes polarimeters', Optics Letters, vol. 43, pp. 2768 - 2771, 10.1364/OL.43.002768

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2017, 'Optimal bandwidth micropolarizer arrays', Optics Letters, vol. 42, pp. 458 - 461, 10.1364/OL.42.000458

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo JS, 2017, 'Focal plane filter array engineering I: Rectangular lattices', Optics Express, vol. 25, pp. 11954 - 11968, 10.1364/OE.25.011954

Vaughn IJ; Hoover BG, 2008, 'Noise reduction in a laser Polarimeter based on discrete waveplate rotations', Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 2091 - 2108, 10.1364/OE.16.002091

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo JS, 'Statistical scene generation for polarimetric imaging systems', Statistical scene generation for polarimetric imaging systems

Conference Papers

Kruse AW; Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2018, 'Overview of visualization strategies for polarimetric imaging data', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2304678

Tyo JS, 2018, 'Channel-first design of modulated polarimeters', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2309847

Cegarra Polo M; Vaughn I; Alenin A; Lambert A, (eds.), 2017, 'ON-SKY EVALUATION OF PASSIVE POLARIMETRY AS A TECHNIQUE TO CHARACTERISE SPACE DEBRIS', in Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Space Debris, 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, presented at 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, 18 - 21 April 2017, https://conference.sdo.esoc.esa.int/proceedings/list

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo JS, 2017, 'A fast Stokes polarimeter: Preliminary design', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2274512

Kruse AW; Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2017, 'Polarization-color mapping strategies: Catching up with color theory', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2274254

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2017, 'A nine-channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimeter', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2274586

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2016, 'Estimation of errors in partial Mueller matrix polarimeter calibration', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2228442

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo JS, 2016, 'Bounds on the microanalyzer array assumption', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2230052

cegarra polo M; Alenin A; Vaughn I; Lambert A, 2016, 'GEO Satellite Characterization Through Polarimetry Using Simultaneous Observations from Nearby Optical Sensors', in AMOS 2016, AMOS 2016, Hawaii, USA, presented at AMOS 2016, Hawaii, USA, 20 - 23 September 2016, http://www.amostech.com/TechnicalPapers/2016

Vaughn IJ; Rodríguez-Herrera OG; Xu M; Tyo JS, 2015, 'Bandwidth and crosstalk considerations in a spatio-Temporally modulated polarimeter', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2188653

Vaughn IJ; Rodríguez-Herrera OG; Xu M; Tyo JS, 2015, 'A portable imaging Mueller matrix polarimeter based on a spatio-Temporal modulation approach: Theory and implementation', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2188675

Snik F; Van Harten G; Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2015, 'A multi-domain full-Stokes polarization modulator that is efficient for 300-2500nm spectropolarimetry', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2187459

Wakayama T; Komaki K; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS; Otani Y; Yoshizawa T, 2013, 'Evaluation of Mueller matrix of achromatic axially symmetric wave plate', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.2023849

Vaughn IJ; Hoover BG; Tyo JS, 2012, 'Classification using active polarimetry', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.922623

Vaughn IJ, 2011, 'The imaging equation for a microgrid linear Stokes polarimeter', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, presented at , 10.1117/12.895558

Software / Code

Vaughn IJ, 2017, Focal Plane Filter Array Engineering Software, Zenodo, Matlab, Software / Code, 10.5281/zenodo.570959