Dr Israel Vaughn

Space Optics
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Space Research

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 Research Associate in the Space group 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 novel optical sensing technologies with a view towards space based instrumentation.  I analyse optical 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 engineering problems.

Journal articles

Song J; Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Scott Tyo J, 2019, 'Imaging dynamic scenes with a spatio-temporally channeled polarimeter', Optics Express, vol. 27, pp. 28423 - 28436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.028423

Naughton DP; Bedington R; Barraclough S; Islam T; Griffin D; Smith B; Kurtz J; Alenin A; Vaughn I; Ramana A; Dimitrijevic I; Tang ZS; Kurtsiefer C; Ling A; Boyce R, 2019, 'Design considerations for an optical link supporting intersatellite quantum key distribution', Optical Engineering, vol. 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.58.1.016106

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo JS, 2018, 'Channeled spatio-temporal Stokes polarimeters', Optics Letters, vol. 43, pp. 2768 - 2771, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.002768

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.002426

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.002327

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

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo S, 2017, 'Optimal bandwidth micropolarizer arrays', Optics Letters, vol. 42, pp. 458 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.000458

Vaughn IJ; Hoover BG, 2008, 'Noise reduction in a laser Polarimeter based on discrete waveplate rotations', Optics Express, vol. 16, pp. 2091 - 2108, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://arxiv.org/abs/1707.02723v1

Conference Papers

Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2019, 'Spatio-temporal hybrid color-polarization channeled sensors', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE, presented at Polarization Science and Remote Sensing IX, 11 August 2019 - 15 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2529562

Song J; Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Gehm ME; Tyo JS, 2018, 'Channel-first design of modulated polarimeters', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2309847

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2304678

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo JS, 2017, 'A nine-channeled partial Mueller matrix polarimeter', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, San Diego, CA, presented at Conference on Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VIII, San Diego, CA, 08 August 2017 - 09 August 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2274586

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2274254

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

Cegarra Polo M; Vaughn I; Alenin A; Lambert A, 2017, 'ON-SKY EVALUATION OF PASSIVE POLARIMETRY AS A TECHNIQUE TO CHARACTERISE SPACE DEBRIS', in Flohrer T; Schmitz F (ed.), 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 April 2017 - 21 April 2017, https://conference.sdo.esoc.esa.int/proceedings/list

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 September 2016 - 23 September 2016, http://www.amostech.com/TechnicalPapers/2016

Vaughn IJ; Alenin AS; Tyo , 2016, 'Bounds on the micropolarizer array assumption', in Shaw JA (ed.), Bounds on the micropolarizer array assumption, Baltimore, MD, USA, presented at Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII at SPIE DCS, Baltimore, MD, USA, 19 April 2016 - 20 May 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2230052

Alenin AS; Vaughn IJ; Tyo , 2016, 'Estimation of errors in partial Mueller matrix polarimeter calibration', in Proc. SPIE 9853, Baltimore, MD, USA, presented at Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XII, Baltimore, MD, USA, 17 April 2016 - 21 April 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2228442

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2187459

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2188675

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2188653

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, http://dx.doi.org/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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.922623

Vaughn IJ, 2011, 'The imaging equation for a microgrid linear Stokes polarimeter', in Tyo JS; Shaw JA (ed.), The imaging equation for a microgrid linear Stokes polarimeter, SPIE, San Diego, presented at Proc. SPIE 8160, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing V, 816008 (September 9, 2011), San Diego, 09 September 2011 - 13 September 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.895558

Software / Code

Vaughn IJ, 2017, Focal Plane Filter Array Engineering Software, Zenodo, Matlab, Published: 03 May 2017, Software / Code, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.570959