2016 Technical Papers

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All-Sky Image Fusion for a Synoptic Survey Telescope in Arctic and Antarctic Domains
Mariusz E. Grøtte, Georgia Institute of Technology, Shahezad M. Virani, Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus J. Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology, Andy Register, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Claudio A. Perez, Universidad de Chile, Juan E. Tapia, Universidad Andres Bello
Keywords: All-Sky Camera, Synoptic Survey Telescopes, SR Reconstruction, Image Fusion, Space Situational Awareness
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Daylight Operation of a Sodium Laser Guide Star for Adaptive Optics Wave-Front Sensing
Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University, Michael Hart, University of Arizona, Douglas Hope, US Air Force Academy, Neil Murphy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Keywords: daytime adaptive optics, magneto-optical filter
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A Comprehensive Approach to High-Resolution Daylight Imaging for SSA
Michael Hart, University of Arizona and University of Hawaii, Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University and University of Hawaii, Douglas Hope, US Air Force Academy, James Nagy, Emory University, Ryan Swindle, AFRL/RD
Keywords: Daylight imaging, SSA, laser guide star, large telescopes
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Developing Geostationary Satellite Imaging at Lowell Observatory
Gerard van Belle, Lowell Observatory
Keywords: interferometry, image reconstruction, speckle imaging, geostationary satellites
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High Time Resolution Photon Counting 3D Imaging Sensors
Oswald Siegmund, University of California, Camden Ertley, University of California, John Vallerga, University of California
Keywords: high time resolution, imaging, sensors
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SPIDER: Next Generation Chip Scale Imaging Sensor Update
Alan Duncan, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Rick Kendrick, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Chad Ogden, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Danielle Wuchenich, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Sam Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, Tiehui Su, UC Davis, Weicheng Lai, UC Davis, Jaeyi Chun, UC Davis, Siwei Li, UC Davis, Guangyao Liu, UC Davis, S. J. S. B. Yoo, UC Davis.
Keywords: Interferometric imaging, Computational imaging, Photonic integrated circuits
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Ground-based Tracking of Geosynchronous Space Objects with a GM-CPHD Filter
Brandon Jones, The University of Texas at Austin, Noble Hatten, The University of Texas at Austin, Nicholas Ravago, The University of Texas at Austin, Ryan Russell, The University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: astrodynamics, multi-target filtering, state estimation, orbit propagation, numerical methods
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Schmidt-Kalman Filter with Polynomial Chaos Expansion for Orbit Determination of Space Objects
Yang Yang, RMIT University, Han Cai, RMIT University, Kefei Zhang, RMIT University
Keywords: Schmidt-Kalman Filter, Polynomial Chaos Expansion, Preliminary Orbit Determination
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Homotopy Particle Filter for Ground-Based Tracking of Satellites at GEO
Nima Moshtagh, Lockheed Martin Space System, Jonathan Chan, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Moses Chan, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Keywords: Satellite tracking, orbit estimation, particle filtering, particle flow, data association
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Confidence Region of Least Squares Solutions for Single-Arc Observations
Gennaro Principe, University of Southampton, Roberto Armellin, Universidad de La Rioja, Hugh Lewis, University of Southampton
Keywords: orbit determination, uncertainty quantification, uncertainty propagation
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Joint Target Detection and Tracking Filter for Chilbolton Advanced Meteoroligical Radar Data Processing
Andrey Pak, University of Chile, Javier Correa, University of Chile, Martin Adams, University of Chile, Daniel Clark, Heriot-Watt University, Emmanuel Delande, Heriot-Watt University, Jeremie Houssineau, Heriot-Watt University, Jose Franco, Heriot-Watt University, Carolin Frueh, Purdue University
Keywords: Tracking, Random Finite Sets, State Estimation, Radar
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KRATOS: Kollision Risk Assessment Tool in Orbital Element Spaces
Joshua Horwood, Numerica Corporation, Navraj Singh, Numerica Corporation, Jeffrey M. Aristoff, Numerica Corporation, Apoorva Bhopale, AFRL
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Conjunction Assessment, Collision Avoidance, Probability of Collision, Risk Assessment
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Spatial Density Maps from a Debris Cloud
Liam Healy, Naval Research Laboratory, Scott Kindl, Naval Research Laboratory, Christopher Binz, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: Transformation of variables, Lambert problem, spatial density
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When Does the Uncertainty Become Non-Gaussian?
Kyle Alfriend, Texas A&M University, In-kwan Park, Texas A&M University
Keywords: Orbit state uncertainty, space situational awareness, conjunction assessment.
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Explained and Unexplained Momentum Impulse Transfer Events (MITEs)
Dr. Michael Bantel, ExoAnalytic Solutions Inc., Dr. Phillip Cunio, ExoAnalytic Solutions Inc., Dr. Douglas Hendrix, ExoAnalytic Solutions Inc., William Therien, ExoAnalytic Solutions Inc.
Keywords: orbit determination, tracking, AMR, impulse, maneuver, debris
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Synthesis of Disparate Optical Imaging Data for Space Domain Awareness
Michael Schneider, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, William Dawson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Keywords: SSA, space domain awareness, GEO, streak identification, optical imaging
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Towards Relaxing the Spherical Solar Radiation Pressure Model for Accurate Orbit Predictions
Michael Lachut, Space Environment Research Centre, James Bennett, Space Environment Research Centre
Keywords: non-spherical objects, uncooperative satellites, space debris, non-conservative forces, improved orbit propagations
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Reconstructing Close Proximity Events in Geosynchronous Orbit Using Sparse, Multi-Aspect Observations
Patrick Loerch, Orbital ATK, Jake Decoto, Orbital ATK
Keywords: SSA, Space based SSA
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Combined Space-Based Observations of Geostationary Satellites
Dr. Robert (Lauchie) Scott, DRDC Ottawa, Captain Kevin Bernard, DRDC Ottawa, Stefan Thorsteinson, Calian Inc
Keywords: Sapphire, NEOSSat, Space based space surveillance, SSA
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Mission Design and Simulation Considerations for ADReS-A
Susanne Peters, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Roger Förstner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Hauke Fiedler, Deutches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR
Keywords: Space Debris, Simulation, Failure
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Matched Template Signal Processing for Coherent, Continuous Wave Laser Tracking of Space Debris
Shasidran Raj, Space Environmental Research Center and Australian National University, Robert L. Ward, Australian National University, Lyle E. Roberts, Australian National University, Roland Fleddermann, Australian National University, Samuel P. Francis, Australian National University, David E. McClelland, Australian National University, Daniel A. Shaddock, Australian National University, Craig Smith, Space Environmental Research Center
Keywords: space debris, laser, ranging
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Geo Satellite Characterization Through Polarimetry Using Simultaneous Observations From Nearby Optical Sensors
Manuel Cegarra Polo, UNSW Canberra, Andrey Alenin, UNSW Canberra, Israel Vaughn, UNSW Canberra, Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: polarimetry, GEO characterization
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Multiple Observing Modes for Wide-Field Optical Surveillance of GEO Space
John T. McGraw, J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC, Peter Zimmer, JTMA, Mark Ackermann, JTMA,
Keywords: optical telescope wide field SSA TDI GEO LEO uncued
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Affordable Wide-field Optical Space Surveillance using sCMOS and GPUs
Peter Zimmer, J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC, John T. McGraw, JTMA, Mark Ackermann, JTMA
Keywords: LEO, GEO, SSA, Optical, Telescope, CMOS, GPU
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Automated Astrometric Analysis of Satellite Observations Using Wide-Field Imaging
Jovan Skuljan, Defence Technology Agency, John Kay, Defence Technology Agency, Auckland, New Zealand
Keywords: space situational awareness, wide-field imaging, automated astrometric analysis
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Catalog Creation for SSA with Optical Sensors
Tyler A. Hobson, The University of Queensland, I. Vaughan L. Clarkson, The University of Queensland, Travis Bessell, Defence Science and Technology Group, Mark Rutten, Defence Science and Technology Group, Neil Gordon, Defence Science and Technology Group, Nicholas Moretti, Inovor Technologies, Brittany Morreale, United States Air Force
Keywords: Autonomous, SSA, telescope, search, track, JPDA, CAR
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Enabling GEODSS for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Sam Wootton, The MITRE Corporation
Keywords: GEODSS, SSA, SOA
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Adapting a Planetary Science Observational Facility for Space Situational Awareness
Philip A. Bland and the DFN Team, Curtin University
Keywords: wide-field array, space situational awareness, planetary science, fireballs
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Standardized Photometric Calibrations for Panchromatic SSA Sensors
Philip Castro, Applied Optimization Inc., Tamara E. Payne, Applied Optimization Inc., Adam M. Battle, Applied Optimization Inc., Zachery W. Cole, Applied Optimization Inc., Joseph W. Moody, Brigham Young University, Stephen A. Gregory, Applied Optimization Inc., Phan D. Dao, AFRL/RVBY
Keywords: panchromatic, photometry, calibrations, SSA
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Open-Filter Optical SSA Analysis Considerations
John Lambert, Cornerstone Defense
Keywords: ssa, photometry, orbital debris, calibration
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A Discrimination Analysis of Sloan and Johnson Photometric Systems for Non-Resolved Object Characterization
Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization Inc., Philip J. Castro, Applied Optimization Inc., Joseph W. Moody, Brigham Young University, Elizabeth A. Beecher, AFRL/RYWW, Matthew D. Fisher, NASIC/GSMS, Roberto I. Acosta, NASIC/GSMS
Keywords: spectral, characterization, SSA, photometry
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Comparison of ENVISAT’s Attitude Simulation and Real Optical and SLR Observations in Order to Refine the Satellite Attitude Model
Jiri Silha, Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Jean-Noel Pittet, Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Dominik Bodenmann, Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, Ronny Kanzler, Hypersonic Technology Goettingen, Patrik Kärräng, Hypersonic Technology Goettingen, Holger Krag, European Space Agency
Keywords: Debris attitude modeling, ENVISAT, light curve, SLR
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Non-imaging Characterization Assessment of Shedding Events from Derelict Satellites near Geosynchronous Orbit (GEO)
Tom Kelecy, Boeing LTS, Mark Skinner, Boeing Research & Technology
Keywords: debris shedding, characterization, dynamics
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Shape Estimation from Lightcurves including Constraints from Orbit Determination
Jay McMahon, University of Colorado Boulder, Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: Lightcurves, shape estimation, attitude estimation
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A High Fidelity Approach to Data Simulation for Space Situational Awareness Missions
Susan Hagerty, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., H. Benton Ellis, Jr., Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Keywords: SSA, modeling, simulation, mission scenarios, light curves
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NASA’s Orbital Debris Optical and IR Ground-based Observing Program Utilizing the MCAT, UKIRT, and Magellan Telescopes
Susan Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center, H. M. Cowardin, Univ. Texas El Paso, B. A. Buckalew, JETS Jacobs Technology, J. M. Frith, Univ. Texas El Paso, P. Hickson, Univ. British Columbia, L. F. Pace, NASA JSC, M. Matney, NASA JSC, P. D. Anz-Meador, JETS Jacobs Technology, P. Seitzer, Univ. Michigan, E. G. Stansbery, NASA JSC, T. Glesne, Schafer Pacific Corporation
Keywords: orbital debris, optical, infrared, measurements, telescopes
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The Population of Optically Faint GEO Debris
Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan, Ed Barker, LZ Technology Inc, Brent Buckalew, Jacobs JETS, Andrew Burkhardt, University of Virginia, Heather Cowardin, University of Texas El Paso – Jacobs JETS, James Frith, University of Texas El Paso – Jacobs JETS, Catherine Kaleida, Space Telescope Science Institute, Susan M. Lederer, NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (JSC), Chris H. Lee, University of Michigan
Keywords: geosynchronous, orbital debris, space debris
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Optical Observations of Briz-M Fragments in GEO
Jiri Silha, Astronomical Institute University of Bern, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute University of Bern, Tim Flohrer, European Space Agency ESA ESOC
Keywords: Space Debris, Optical Survey, Briz-M Breakup
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Application of Satellite Laser Ranging Techniques for Space Situational Awareness Efforts.
Mark Shappirio, NASA/GSFC, J.F. McGarry, NASA/GSFC, J. Bufton, Global Science and Technology, J.W. Cheek, Sigma SpaceCo., D.B. Coyle, NASA/GSFC, S.M. Hull, NASA/GSFC, P.R. Stysley, NASA/GSFC, X. Sun, NASA/GSFC, R.P. Young, NASA/GSFC, T. Zagwodzki, Cybioms Inc.
Keywords: Orbital Debris, Conjunction Assesment, Laser Ranging
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Optical Techniques for Space Environment Management
Ben Greene, Space Environment research Centre
Keywords: debris, SSA, laser, tracking, astrodynamics, collision
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Laser Remote Maneuver of Space Debris at the Space Environment Research Centre
Matthew Bold, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Keywords: Laser Remote Maneuver of Space Debris at the Space Environment Research Centre
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Tracking Low Earth Orbit Small Debris with GPS Satellites as Bistatic Radar
Md. Sohrab Mahmud, UNSW Canberra, Sana Qaisar, UNSW Canberra, Craig Benson, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: space situational awareness, space debris, passive radar, GNSS, GPS
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Sub-Millimeter Size Debris Monitoring System with IDEA OSG 1
Masahiko Uetsuhara, ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD., Mitsunobu Okada, ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD., Yasunori Yamazaki, ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD., Toshiya Hanada, Kyushu University
Keywords: Sub-millimeter size debris, In-situ measurement, Impact data processing
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Operational Implementation of a Pc Uncertainty Construct for Conjunction Assessment Risk Analysis
Lauri Newman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Matthew Hejduk, Astrorum Consulting LLC, Lauren Johnson, Omitron, Inc.
Keywords: conjunction assessment, Pc uncertainty
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Assessing the UN IADC Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines: A Case for Ontology-based Data Management
Ramona Walls, CyVerse, University of Arizona, David Gaylor, University of Arizona, Vishnu Reddy, Planetary Science Institute, Roberto, Furfaro, University of Arizona, Moriba Jah, University of Arizona
Keywords: Space Object Behavior, SSA, orbital debris, ontology, data integration
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JSpOC SSA: A Year in Review
Scott Putnam, Air Force, Joint Space Operations Center, Diana McKissock, JSpOC, SSA Sharing Lead
Keywords: SSA, JSpOC, international, industry
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Coordination of Ground- and Space-based Optical Systems: Lessons from the SKYNET Observation and Relocation Experiment
Andrew Ash, UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Lauchie Scott, Defence Research and Development Canada, Will Feline, UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
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A Novel Method for Satellite Maneuver Prediction
Charlotte Shabarekh, Aptima, Inc., Jordan Kent-Bryant, Aptima, Inc., Gene Keselman, LEO Projects, LLC, Andonis Mitidis, Aptima, Inc.
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Maneuver Prediction, Machine Learning, Activity Based Intelligence, Patterns of Life
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Uncued Low SNR Detection with Likelihood from Image Multi Bernoulli Filter
Timothy Murphy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr. Marcus Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology
Keywords: SSA, SDA, FISST, Uncued, Detection, Likelihood
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Utilizing Novel Non-Traditional Sensor Tasking Approaches to Enhance the Space Situational Awareness Picture Maintained by the Space Surveillance Network
Alex Herz, Orbit Logic, Ella Herz, Orbit Logic, Kenneth Center, Orbit Logic, Doug George, Orbit Logic, Penina Axelrad, University of Colorado, Brandon Jones, University of Texas
Keywords: SSN, SSA, Heimdall Web, Non-traditional Sensors, Advanced Sensor Scheduling
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OrbitOultook Data Processing Algorithms: Multi-Modal Fusion for Autonomous Verification and Validation of Commercial and Crowdsourced Data
Lt. Col. Jeremy Raley, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Ryan M. Weisman, Air Force Research Laboratory, C. Channing Chow II, Integrity Applications Incorporated – Pacific Defense Solutions, Michael Czajkowski, Lockheed Marticn, Kristin Sotzen, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Applied Physics Laboratory
Keywords: Autonomous, Algorithms, data quality,
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Evidence-based Sensor Tasking for Space Domain Awareness
Andris Jaunzemis, Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology, Moriba Jah, University of Arizona
Keywords: space situational awareness, SSA, space domain awareness, SDA, evidential reasoning, Dempster-Shafer theory, decision theory, sensor tasking
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A Sensor Tasking Reward Function Incorporating Target Priorities
Steven Gehly, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and SERC Limited, James Bennett, SERC Limited
Keywords: Sensor Allocation, SSA, Orbital Debris
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Resident Space Objects Characterization and Behavior Understanding via Machine Learning and Ontology-based Bayesian Networks
Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona, Richard Linares, University of Minnesota, David Gaylor, University of Arizona, Moriba Jah, University of Arizona, Ramona Walls, Cyverse, University of Arizona
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Space Ontology, Bayesian Networks, Machine Learning
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Dynamic Sensor Tasking for Space Situational Awareness via Reinforcement Learning
Richard Linares, University of Minnesota, Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona
Keywords: Reinforcement Learning, sensor tasking and management
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False-Object Identification for Space Surveillance Catalog Maintenance
Mark Pittelkau, Solers, Inc.
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Multiple Sequential Hypothesis Testing, Data association
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High Performance Orbital Propagation Using a Generic Software Architecture
Marek Moeckel, SERC, Ltd., James Bennett, SERC, Ltd., Enrico Stoll, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Kefei Zhang, RMIT University
Keywords: Analytical Propagation, GPU-Computing, High Performance Computing
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Lens and Camera Arrays for Sky Surveys and Space Surveillance
Mark Ackermann, Sandia National Laboratories, David Cox, Sandia National Laboratories, John McGraw, J.T. McGraw & Associates, Peter Zimmer, J.T. McGraw & Associates
Keywords: Lens, Optics, Surveillance
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21st Century Atmospheric Forecasting for Space Based Applications
Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Billy Felton, Northrop Grumman, Mary Ellen Craddock, Northrop Grumman, Heather Kiley, Northrop Grumman, Michael Mason, Northrop Grumman
Keywords: Atmospheric, Space Weather, Clouds, Optical Turbulence, NWP
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The Critical Role of Experimentation to Further SSA Understanding
Andrew Ash, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Dr Pat Donnelly, Dstl, Dr Simon George, Dstl
Keywords: SSA, ATV-5, CSPO, EU, experimentation, collaboration
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In-Situ Vis/NIR Measurements of Space Environment Effects on Spacecraft Surfaces
Donald Bedard, Royal Military College of Canada, Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan, Alex Willison, University of Waterloo, Phil Somers, Royal Military College of Canada
Keywords: Hosted payload, spectroscopy, material characterization, space weathering
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Satellite Imaging with Adaptive Optics on a 1 m Telescope
Francis Bennet, Australian National University, Ian Price, Australian National University, Francois Rigaut, Australian National University Canberra, Michael Copeland, Australian National University
Keywords: adaptive optics, satellite imaging
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Site Testing for Space Situational Awareness with Single Detector Stereo-SCIDAR
Elliott Thorn, Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre, Doris Grosse, Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre, Francois Rigaut, Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre, Francis Bennet, Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre
Keywords: SCIDAR, atmospheric turbulence, debris, space situational awareness, adaptive optics
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Extracting More Information from Passive Optical Tracking Observations for Reliable Orbital Element Generation
James Bennett, Space Environment Research Centre, Steven Gehly, RMIT University
Keywords: orbit element generation, optical tracking, catalogue
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Automated Algorithms to Identify Geostationary Satellites, and to Detect Mistagging Using Concurrent Spatio-Temporal and Brightness Information
Phan Dao, AFRL, Elisabeth Heinrich-Josties, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Todd Boroson, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
Keywords: geostationary satellite, non-resolved signature, automated detection of change, mistagging
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i1WFT: An Integrated 1-m Class Wide-Field Telescope
Gino Bucciol, Officina Stellare, Paolo Spanò, Officina Stellare, Gianpietro Marchiori, EIE Group, Massimiliano Tordi, EIE Group
Keywords: SSA, 1-m telescope, multi-spectral analysis
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Towards a Network of Small Aperture Telescopes with Adaptive Optics Correction Capability
Manuel Cegarra Polo, UNSW Canberra, Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: adaptive optics, telescopes network, small telescope
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Orbit Determination with Angle-Only Data from the First Korean Optical Satellite Tracking System, OWL-Net
Jin Choi, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Jung Hyun Jo, Korea Astronomy and Space Science
Keywords: optical tracking, angle-only data, orbit determination, SSA
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Adaptive Optics for Satellite and Debris Imaging at LEO and GEO
Michael Copeland, The Australian National University & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Francis Bennet, The Australian National University & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Francois Rigaut, The Australian National University & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Piotr Piatrou, The Australian National University & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., V. Korkiakoski, The Australian National University & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems & Space Environment Research Centre Ltd.
Keywords: Adaptive optics, Imaging, Space debris
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Implementing Operational Analytics using Big Data Technologies to Detect and Predict Sensor Anomalies
Joseph Coughlin, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Rohit Mital, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Shashi Nittur, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Benjamin SanNicolas, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Christian Wolf, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., Rinor Jusufi, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc.
Keywords: Big Data, Analytics, Sensor analysis, SSN
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Orbit Outlook Data Archive
Michael Czajkowski, Lockheed Martin, Andrew Shilliday, Lockheed Martin, Nicholas Lofaso, Lockheed Martin, Asif Dipon, Lockheed Martin, David Van Brackle, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: distributed databases, multi-platform data integration, space situational awareness, cross-domain collaboration, multi-analytic processing environment
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Synthesis and Analysis of Custom Bi-Directional Reflectivity Distribution Functions in DIRSIG
Jeff Dank, Integrity Applications Incorporated, David Allen, Integrity Applications Incorporated
Keywords: BRDF,DIRSIG,visualization
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Blind Detection of Ultra-faint Streaks with a Maximum Likelihood Method
William Dawson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Michael D. Schneider, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Keywords: low surface brightness, detection, streak, LEO, GEO, maximum likelihood
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Recent Developments in Shadow Imaging of Geosynchronous Satellites
Dennis Douglas, Integrity Applications Incorporated, Bobby R Hunt, Integrity Applications Incorporated, David G. Sheppard, Integrity Applications Incorporated
Keywords: Shadow Imaging, Unconventional Imaging, GEO Satellites
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Satellite Type Estimation from Ground-Based Photometric Observation
Takao Endo, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitomi Ono, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Jiro Suzuki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Toshiyuki Ando, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Takashi Takanezawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Color index, Photometry, Spectroscopy, Ground-base observation
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Optical and Chemical Characterization of Polyimide in a GEO-like Environment
Daniel P. Engelhart, Air Force Research Laboratory, Elena Plis, Assurance Technology Corporation, Dale Ferguson, Air Force Research Laboratory, Russell Cooper, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ryan Hoffmann, Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Polyimide, electron induced chemistry, high-density insulating materials, FTIR spectroscopy
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Realistic Sensor Tasking Strategies
Carolin Frueh, Purdue University, Hauke Fiedler, DLR- German Aerospace Center RB-RFT, Johannes Herzog, DLR- German Aerospace Center RB-RFT
Keywords: SSA, sensor tasking, observation scenarios, modeling
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Time-Resolved CubeSat Photometry with a Low Cost Electro-optics System
Forrest Gasdia, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aroh Barjatya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Sergei Bilardi, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Keywords: Time-Resolved CubeSat Photometry with a Low Cost Electro-optics System
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Real Time Atmospheric Phase Fluctuation Correction Using a Phased Array of Widely Separated Antennas: X Band Results and Ka Band Progress
Barry Geldzahler, NASA, Rick Birr, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Robert Brown, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kevin Grant, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Richard Hoblitzell, NASA Kennedy Space Center,
Michael Miller, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Gary Woods, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Arby Argueta, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Michael Ciminera, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Timothy Cornish, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Larry D’Addario, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Faramaz Davarian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Jonathan Kocz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dennis Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Philip Tsao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hali Jakeman-Flores, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Melanie N. Ott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Jason Soloff, NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, Dr. Grant Denn, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dr. Ken Church, Sciperio, Inc., Dr. Paul Deffenbaugh, Sciperio, Inc.,Barry Geldzahler, NASA, Rick Birr, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Robert Brown, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kevin Grant, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Richard Hoblitzell, NASA Kennedy Space Center,
Michael Miller, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Gary Woods, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Arby Argueta, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Michael Ciminera, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Timothy Cornish, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Larry D’Addario, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Faramaz Davarian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Jonathan Kocz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dennis Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Philip Tsao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Hali Jakeman-Flores, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Melanie N. Ott, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Jason Soloff, NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, Dr. Grant Denn, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dr. Ken Church, Sciperio, Inc., Dr. Paul Deffenbaugh, Sciperio, Inc.,
Keywords: phased arrays, SSA, near Earth objects, high resolution radar
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Assessment for Operator Confidence in Automated Space Situational Awareness and Satellite Control Systems
Joe Gorman, Charles River Analytics, Martin Voshell, Charles River Analytics, Amy Sliva, Charles River Analytics
Keywords: Fusion, SSA, Control, Cognitive Engineering, Trust, Assessment
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Automated Space Surveillance using the AN/FSY-3 Space Fence System
Peter Hack, Lockheed Martin, Ken Carbaugh, Lockheed Martin, Kameron Simon, Lockheed Martin,
Keywords: Space Fence, Space Surveillance
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Commercial SSA Catalog Performance
Robert Hall, Analytical Graphics, Inc., Thomas Johnson, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Keywords: SSA, COMSpOC, catalog
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Fast Optimization Schemes for Phase Recovery in Bispectral Imaging
James Herring, Emory University, James Nagy, Emory University
Keywords: bispectrum, optimization, deconvolution
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Optimal Scheduling for Geosynchronous Space Object Follow-up Observations Using a Genetic Algorithm
Andreas Hinze, Munich Aerospace / DLR, Hauke Fiedler, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Thomas Schildknecht, University of Bern
Keywords: genetic algorithm, space debris, scheduling
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Charged Geosynchronous Debris Perturbation Using Rapid Electromagnetic Force and Torque Evaluation
Joseph Hughes, University of Colorado, Hanspeter Schaub, University of Colorado
Keywords: perturbations, electrostatic, magnetostatic, debris, attitude
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A High Performance Computing Study of a Scalable FISST-Based Approach to Multi-Target, Multi-Sensor Tracking
Islam Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Matthew P. Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, Christopher W. T. Roscoe, Applied Defense Solutions, Weston Faber, Texas A&M University, Suman Chakravorty, Texas A&M University, Paul. W. Schumacher, AFRL
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, High Performance Computing Applications for Space Surveillance
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Optimal SSN Tasking to Enhance Real-time Space Situational Awareness
John Ferreira, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Joseph Gerber, Applied Defense Solutions, Robert Sivilli, AFRL
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Optimal Sensor Tasking
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Automated RSO Stability Analysis
Thomas Johnson, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Keywords: COMSpOC, Attitude, Stability
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Analysis of Specular Reflections off Geostationary Satellites
Andrew Jolley, Australian Defence Space Coordinating Office
Keywords: Photometry, SSA, GEO
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Ionospheric Impacts on UHF Space Surveillance
James Jones, Northrop Grumman, Darvy Ceron Gomez, Northrop Grumman, Dr. Gregory P. Richards, Northrop Grumman
Keywords: ionosphere, surveillance, radar, modeling, low Earth Orbit, LEO
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Space Fence System Support of Conjunction Assessment
Michael G. Koltiska, 2d Lt, United States Air Force, Han Du, Lockheed Martin, Dan Prochoda, Lockheed Martin, Kevin Kelly, United States Air Force
Keywords: Radar, Phased Array Radar, Conjunction, Debris, Catalog Maintenance, United States Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Satellites
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Polish and European SST Assets: the Solaris-Panoptes Global Network of Robotic Telescopes and the Borowiec Satellite Laser Ranging System
Maciej Konacki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center and Baltic Institute of Technology, Pawel Lejba, Space Research Center, Piotr Sybilski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center and Sybilla Technologies, Rafal Pawlaszek, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center and Sybilla Technologies, Stanislaw Kozlowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center and Cillium Engineering, Tomasz Suchodolski, Space Research Center, Michal Litwicki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center and Cillium Engineering, Ulrich Kolb, The Open University, Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Johannes Baader, Baader Planetarium GmbH, Milena Ratajczak, Wroclaw University and Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Krzysztof Helminiak, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Pawel Chodosiewicz, Ministry of Defense, Poland
Keywords: autonomous observatories, SST, NEO
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Laser De-Spin Maneuvers for an Active Debris Removal Mission – a Realistic Scenario for Envisat
Daniel Kucharski, SERC, James Bennett, SERC, Georg Kirchner, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: envisat, spin, laser maneuver
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Using Machine Learning for Advanced Anomaly Detection and Classification
Ben Lane, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mark Poole, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Matt Camp, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Jeremy Murray-Krezan, AFRL
Keywords: SSA, Machine Learning, change detection,correlation support,optical data, ESpOC, Threat Indication
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Infrared Photometry of GEO Spacecraft with WISE
Chris Lee, University of Michigan, Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan, Roc Cutri, California Institute of Technology, Carl Grillmair, California Institute of Technology, Thomas Schildknecht, University of Bern
Keywords: infrared, photometry, GEO, geosynchronous, satellite, satellites, spacecraft, WISE, streak, streaks, color, colors
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Creating Situational Awareness in Spacecraft Operations with the Machine Learning Approach
Zhenping Li, ASRC Technical Services
Keywords: Creating Situational Awareness in Spacecraft Operations with the Machine Learning Approach
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System Design and Implementation of the Virginia Tech Optical Satellite Tracking Telescope
Daniel Luciani, Virginia Tech, Dr. Jonathan Black, Virginia Tech
Keywords: satellite tracking, optical telescope
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Reconstruction of the 1801 Discovery Orbit of Ceres via Contemporary Angles-Only Algorithms
Roger L. Mansfield, Astronomical Data Service, Gim J. Der, Der Astrodynamics
Keywords: initial orbit determination, solar system numerical integration, cislunar Earth orbits, spacecraft and space probe trajectories, space situational awareness, asteroids, interplanetary space probes
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Laser Guidestar Satellite for Ground-based Adaptive Optics Imaging of Geosynchronous Satellites
Weston Marlow, MIT, Ashley Carlton, MIT, Hyosang Yoon, MIT, James Clark, MIT, Christian Haughwout, MIT, Kerri Cahoy, MIT, Jared Males, University of Arizona, Laird Close, University of Arizona, Katie Morzinski, University of Arizona
Keywords: adaptive optics, cubesats, space situational awareness, GEO imaging, low cost
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Pilot Production of Large Area Microchannel Plates and Picosecond Photodetectors
Michael Minot, Incom Inc., Bernhard W. Adams, Incom Inc., Melvin Aviles, Incom Inc, Justin L. Bond, Incom Inc, Christopher A. Craven, Incom Inc., Till Cremer, Incom Inc., Michael R. Foley, Incom Inc., Alexey Lyashenko, Incom Inc., Mark A. Popecki, Incom Inc., Michael E. Stochaj, Incom Inc., William A. Worstell, Incom Inc., Jeffrey W. Elam, Argonne National Laboratory, Anil U. Mane, Argonne National Laboratory, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, University of California, Berkeley, Camden Ertley, University of California, Berkeley.
Keywords: Microchannel plate, photon counting, imaging, timing, large area photodetector, ALD MCP
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A Feasibility Study for a Near Term Demonstration of Laser-Sail Propulsion from the Ground to Low Earth Orbit
Edward E. Montgomery IV, Nexolve/Jacobs ESSSA Group, Les Johnson, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Herbert D. Thomas, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Keywords: beamed energy, laser propulsion, solar sail
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and International Space Station (ISS) Coordination for CubeSat Deployments to minimize collision Risk
James Pawloski, NASA – GSFC, Jorge Aviles, GPM Flight Operations Team / HTSI, Ralph Myers, GPM Flight Operations Team / HTSI, Joshua Parris, ISS TOPO/JSC, Bryan Corley, ISS TOPO/JSC, Garrett Hehn, ISS TOPO/JSC, Joseph Pascucci, ISS TOPO/JSC (SGT)
Keywords: GPM, Precipitation Radar, CubeSat Deployment, ISS, TOPO, Collision Avoidance
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Synthetic-Aperture Silhouette Imaging (SASI)
Richard Paxman, MDA Information Systems
Keywords: silhouette, synthetic aperture, imaging geo satellites
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Improved Orbit Determination and Forecasts with an Assimilative Tool for Satellite Drag Specification
Marcin Pilinski, ASTRA LLC., Geoff Crowley, ASTRA LLC., Eric Sutton, Air Force Research Labs, Mihail Codrescu, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Keywords: Space Weather, Satellite Drag, Orbital Prediction
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Space Object Maneuver Detection Algorithms Using TLE Data
Mark Pittelkau, Solers, Inc.
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Space object maneuver detection
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Optical Estimation of the 3D Shape of a Solar Illuminated, Reflecting Satellite Surface
Julian Antolin, University of New Mexico, Zhixian Yu, University of New Mexico, Sudhakar Prasad, University of New Mexico
Keywords: Aero-optics, statistics of optical phase, adaptive optics, random walk
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Optimization of Observation Strategy to Improve Re-Entry Prediction of Objects in HEO
Mirco Rasotto, Dinamica, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Dinamica SrL, Mauro Massari, Politecnico di Milano, Pierluigi Di Lizia, Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Armellin, University of Southampton, Quirin Funke, IMS SPACE CONSULTANCY GMBH, Tim Flohrer, ESA-ESOC
Keywords: Orbital debris, observation strategy, re-entry prediction, HEO
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Challenges in Physical Characterization of Dim Space Objects: What can we learn from NEOs
Vishnu Reddy, University of Arizona, Juan A. Sanchez, Planetary Science Institute, Audrey Thirouin, Lowell Observatory, Edgard G. Rivera-Valentin, Arecibo Observatory, William Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Eileen Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, Nick Mokovitz, Lowell Observatory, Stephen Tegler, Northern Arizona University
Keywords: dim objects, asteroids, spectroscopy, characterization, phase angle
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Comparison of Phenomenology for Satellite Characterization
David Richmond, Lockheed Martin, Gregory Spoto, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Characterization, SSA
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Performance Analysis and Control Design for a Small Robotic Telescope System
Thomas Riel, Vienna University of Technology, Rudolf Saathof, Vienna University of Technology, Andelko Katalenic, Vienna University of Technology, Georg Schitter, Vienna University of Technology
Keywords: Performance analysis, robotic telescope system, motion control
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High-Power Amplifier Compatible Internally Sensed Optical Phased Array for Space Debris Tracking and Maneuvering
Lyle Roberts, Australian National University, Samuel P. Francis, SERC and SNU, Paul G. Sibley, SERC and ANU, Robert L. Ward, ANU, Craig Smith, SERC and EOS, David E. McClelland, ANU, Daniel A. Shaddock, ANU
Keywords: debris manoeuvring, lasers, inteferometry
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The Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain Ontology – Toward an International Information System for Space Data
Robert Rovetto, seeking opportunities
Keywords: space situational awareness domain ontology, orbital debris ontology, space domain ontology, space environment ontology, formal ontology, astroinformatics, ontology engineering, knowledge engineering, data-modeling, conceptual modeling
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Conjunction Risks of Near-Earth Objects to Artificial Satellites: The Case of Asteroid 2016 VY105
William Ryan, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Dr. Eileen V. Ryan, NM Institute of Mining and Technology
Keywords: Space situational awareness, GEO-satellites, asteroids
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Multicolor Observations of Geostationary Satellites
Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, Fred Vrba, US Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station
Keywords: photometry, SSA
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Upgrades and Current SSA Activities at the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer
Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, J. Thomas Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory, Ellyn K. Baines, Naval Research Laboratory, Robert B. Hindsley, Naval Research Laboratory, Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: Optical Interferometry, Geosats, Imaging, Facilities
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LEDsat: LEO Cubesats with LEDs for Optical Tracking
Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan, James Cutler, University of Michigan, Fabrizio Piergentili, Sapienza University Rome, Fabio Santoni, Sapienza University Rome, Lorenzo Arena, Sapienza University Rome, Tommaso Cardona, Sapienza University Rome, Heather Cowardin, Jacobs Technology, Chris H. Lee, University of Michigan, Srinagesh Sharma, University of Michigan
Keywords: Cubesat, satellite tracking
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Influence of Observations on the Accuracy of the Semi-Analytical Least Squares Orbit
Srinivas Setty, German Aerospace Center, Paul J. Cefola, University of Ba alo and Consultant, Hauke Fiedler, DLR/GSOC, Juan Felix San Juan Diaz, Universidad de La Rioja
Keywords: semianalytical satellite theory, SSA, orbit determination, observation processing
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Pixel-Remapping Waveguide and Microlens Array Additions to Internally Sensed Optical Phased Array
Paul Sibley, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited) and the Australian National University (ANU), Robert L. Ward, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), Lyle E. Roberts, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), Samuel P. Francis, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited) and ANU, Simon Gross, Macquarie University, Daniel A. Shaddock, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited) and ANU
Keywords: Optical Phased Array, Fiber Optical Head, Waveguide, Microlens Array
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Low Power Reflective Optical Communication System for Pico- and Nano-Satellites
Andreas Sinn, Vienna University of Technology, Thomas Riel, Vienna University of Technology, Florian Deisl, Vienna University of Technology, Rudolf Saathof, Vienna University of Technology, Georg Schitter, Vienna University of Technology
Keywords: small satellites, reflective optical communication, modulating retro-reflector
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Parametric Excitation of Very Low Frequency (VLF) Waves and Wave-Particle Interaction in Radiation Belt
Vladimir Sotnikov, Air Force Research Laboratory, T. Kim, AFRL, J. Caplinger, AFRL, D. Main, AFRL, E. Mishin, AFRL, N. Gershenzon, T2Sys Inc, T. Genoni, Voss Scientific I. Paraschiv, Voss Scientific, D. Rose, Voss Scientific
Keywords: Ionospheric plasma, wave-paticle interactions, radiation belt, VLF wqaves
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Automated Terrestrial EMI Emitter Detection, Classification, and Localization
Richard Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc, Chris Bowman, Data Fusion & Neural Networks, Apoorva Bhopale, AFRL
Keywords: Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), EMI Detection and Localization, Artificial Intelligence, Satellite Communications, Bayesian Networks, Neural Networks
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Satellite-Based EMI Detection, Identification, and Mitigation
Richard Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc, Dr. Chris Bowman, Data Fusion & Neural Networks
Keywords: Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), Satellite-Based EMI, EMI detection and Identification, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Mitigation, Rescheduling
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Performance Comparison of Optimization Methods for
Daniel Thompson, Boeing, Brandoch Calef, Boeing, Michael Werth, Boeing
Keywords: Optimization, MFBD, Imaging
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Sensor Network Scheduling Under Uncertainty: Models and Benefits
Christopher Valicka, Sandia National Laboratories, Deanna Garcia, Sandia National Laboratories, Andrea Staid, Sandia National Laboratories, Jean-Paul Watson, Sandia National Laboratories, Mark D. Rintoul, Sandia National Laboratories, Gabriel Hackebeil, University of Michigan, Lewis Ntaimo, Texas A&M University,
Keywords: Scheduling, SSA, stochastic optimization
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Paving the Bridge between Academia and Operations for Orbital Debris Risk Mitigation
Mark Vincent, Raytheon
Keywords: probability of collision forecasting, covariance scaling
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Slitless Spectroscopy of Geosynchronous Satellites
Daniel Weisz, U.S. Air Force Academy, Anita N. Dunsmore, U.S. Air Force Academy, Joshua A. Key, U.S. Air Force Academy, Ryan M. Tucker, U.S. Air Force Academy, Evan M. Weld, U.S. Air Force Academy, Francis K. Chun, U.S. Air Force Academy, Roger D. Tippets, U.S. Air Force Academy
Keywords: GEO Satellite Characterization, Slitless Spectroscopy
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Harnessing Adaptive Optics for Space Debris Collision Mitigation
Anna Zovaro, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Francis Bennet, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., M. Copeland, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Francois Rigaut, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Celine d’Orgeville, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., D. Grosse, Australian National University and the Space Environment Research Centre Ltd., Matthew Bold, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Keywords: adaptive optics, optics, laser systems, space debris, space situational awareness, orbital debris tracking, orbital perturbations
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