2008 Technical Papers

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Surveillance of Space in Australia
Garry Newsam (Defence Science and Technology Organisation)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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A Simulation and Modeling Framework for Space Situational Awareness
Scot Olivier (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Space Situational Awareness Research Findings
David Richmond (Lockheed Martin)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Space-Based Visible End of Life Experiments
Joseph Scott Stuart (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Andrew J. Wiseman (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Jayant Sharma (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Sapphire: Canada’s Answer to Space-Based Surveillance of Orbital Objects
Captain Paul Maskell (Department of National Defence), Lorne Oram (Department of National Defence)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Leveraging Commercial Communication Satellites to Support the Space Situational Awareness Mission Area
Timothy Deaver (Americom Government Systems)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Site Testing for a Far-North Optical/Infrared Telescope
Brad Wallace (Defence Research and Development Canada), Eric Steinbring (National Research Council of Canada), Greg Fahlman (National Research Council of Canada), Brian Leckie (National Research Council of Canada), Tim Hardy (National Research Council of Canada), Murray Fletcher (National Research Council of Canada), Marcel Pennington (National Research Council of Canada), Kris Caputa (National Research Council of Canada), Ray Carlberg (University of Toronto), Bryce Croll (University of Toronto), Dell Bayne (Environment Canada), Bruce Cole (Environment Canada), Paul Hickson (University of British Columbia), Thomas Pfrommer (University of British Columbia), Stefan Thorsteinson (Royal Military College)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Human System Interface for Space Cognitive Awareness
John Ianni (AFRL/ Human Effectiveness Directorate)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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SSA Building Blocks – Transforming Your Data and Applications into Operational Capability
Diane Buell (The MITRE Corporation), L. Shayn Hawthorne (The MITRE Corporation), James Higgins (850 ELSG)
Keywords: SSA, SSA Architecture
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Iao: The New Adaptive Optics Visible Imaging and Photometric System for AEOS
Mark A. Skinner (The Boeing Company), Fred Anast (The Boeing Company), John Mooney (The Boeing Company), Daryn Kono (The Boeing Company), Lewis C. Roberts (The Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Arthur Hassall (Air Force Research Laboratories), Lt. Col. Scott Hunt (Air Force Research Laboratories)
Keywords: Instrumentation Design
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Spectrum Tunable Quantum Dot-in-a-well Infrared Detector Arrays for Thermal Imaging
Jonathan Andrews (Naval Research Laboratory), Sergio Restaino (Naval Research Laboratory), Scott Teare (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), Sanjay Krishna (University of New Mexico), Christopher Wilcox (Naval Research Laboratory), Ty Martinez (Naval Research Laboratory), Luke Lester (University of New Mexico)
Keywords: Instrumentation Design
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Active Optical Zoom for Tracking
Ty Martinez (Naval Research Laboratory), Freddie Santiago (Naval Research Laboratory), David V. Wick (Sandia National Laboratory), Brett E. Bagwell (Sandia National Laboratory), Sergio R. Restaino (Naval Research Laboratory), Christopher Wilcox (Naval Research Laboratory), Jonathan Andrews (Naval Research Laboratory), Don M. Payne (Narrascape)
Keywords: Instrumentation Design
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Modeling the Imaging Performance of Ground-Based Telescopes
Richard Boucher (The Aerospace Corporation), Edward Beiting (The Aerospace Corporation), Kameron Rausch (The Aerospace Corporation), Benjamin Wheeler (Trex Enterprises), Lisandro Leon (Trex Enterprises)
Keywords: Instrumentation Design
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A Large Spectroscopic Telescope for Space Object Identification
Mark Ackermann (Sandia National Laboratories), John McGraw (University of New Mexico), Peter Zimmer (University of New Mexico)
Keywords: Instrumentation Design
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Simulations of Optical Turbulence via Numerical Weather Prediction for use in Optical Communication Studies
Randall Alliss (Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC), Billy Felton (Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC), and Eric Kemp (Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC)
Keywords: Atmospherics, Space Weather
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Refractive Turbulence, Transient Propagation Disturbances, and Space Situational Awareness
Owen Cote (AFRL/RVBXI), Donald Wroblewski (Boston University )2, Jorg Hacker (Flinders University, Australia)
Keywords: Atmospherics, Space Weather
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The Los Alamos Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM) for Space Weather Specification and Forecasting
Geoffrey Reeves (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Reiner H. W. Friedel (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Yue Chen (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Josef Koller (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael Henderson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Keywords: Atmospherics, Space Weather
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Ground-layer Adaptive Optics with Multiple Laser Guide Stars
Michael Hart (The University of Arizona), N. Mark Milton (The University of Arizona), Christoph Baranec (California Institute of Technology), Thomas Stalcup (MMT Observatory), Keith Powell (The University of Arizona), E. Keith Hege (The University of Arizona)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Solar Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics at the Dunn Solar Telescope
T. Rimmele (National Solar Observatory), S. Hegwer (National Solar Observatory), K. Richards (National Solar Observatory), F. Woeger (National Solar Observatory), J. Marino (University of Florida), D. Schmidt (Kiepenheuer Institute, Freiburg, Germany), T. Waldmann (Kiepenheuer Institute, Freiburg, Germany)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Measuring Tilt and Focus for Sodium Beacon Adaptive Optics on the Starfire 3.5 Meter Telescope
Robert Johnson (Starfire Optical Range, AFRL/RDSE)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Curvature Adaptive Optics and Low Light Imaging Goals
Christ Ftaclas (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii), Mark Chun (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii), Jeffrey Kuhn (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii), Joseph Ritter (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Snapshot Wavefront Distortion Characterization Using Compressive Spectral Imagers
David Brady (Duke University), Ashwin Wagadarikar (Duke University), Kerkil Choi (Duke University)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Addressing the Up-link Problem using RytovProp
David Fried
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Implementation of RytovProp in Matlab
Michael Oliker (Science Applications International Corporation)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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An Experimental Laser Guide Star Wavefront Sensor Simulator
Olivier Lardiere, Rodolphe Conan, Colin Bradley, Kate Jackson, Glen Herriot
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Target-in-the-loop Wavefront Sensing and Control with Collett-Wolf Beacon
Ernst Polnau (University of Maryland), Mikhail Vorontsov (U.S. Army Research Laboratory)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Real Time Processing for the ATST AO System
Kit Richards (National Solar Observatory), Thomas Rimmele (National Solar Observatory)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics
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Three-Dimensional Imaging and Satellite Attitude Estimation Using Pulse Laser Illumination and a Remote Ultra-Low Light Imaging (RULLI) Sensor for Space Situational Awareness
Michael Roggemann (Michigan Technological University and Pacific Defense Solutions), Kris Hamada (Pacific Defense Solutions), Kim Luu (Air Force Research Laboratory), Venkata Rao Gudimetla (Air Force Research Laboratory), Randy Cortez (Pacific Defense Solutions), L. William Bradford (Pacific Defense Solutions), David Thompson (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Robert Shirey (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Keywords: Imaging
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Local Minima Analysis of Phase Diverse Phase Retrieval Using Maximum Likelihood
David Gerwe (Boeing Directed Energy Systems), Michael Johnson (Boeing Directed Energy Systems), Brandoch Calef (Boeing Laser Technical Services)
Keywords: Imaging
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Development of a Sparse Aperture Test-bed Utilizing Pupil-plane Imaging
Douglas Jameson (AFRL Sensors Directorate), David Rabb (AFRL Sensors Directorate), Capt. James Roche (AFRL Sensors Directorate)
Keywords: Imaging
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Automatic Reconstruction of Spacecraft 3D Shape from Imagery
Conrad Poelman (Stellar Science Ltd. Co.), Robert Radtke (Stellar Science Ltd. Co.), Harry Voorhees (Stellar Science Ltd. Co.)
Keywords: Imaging
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Improving Large-telescope Speckle Imaging via Aperture Partitioning
Brandoch Calef (Boeing LTS Maui), Eric Therkildsen (Boeing LTS Maui)
Keywords: Imaging
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The Super-resolution of Linear Structures in Image Data
Michael Egan (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency)
Keywords: Imaging
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Imaging Geo-synchronous Satellites with the AEOS Telescope
Douglas Hope (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii), Stuart Jefferies (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona), Cindy Giebink (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
Keywords: Imaging
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Shadow Imaging Efforts at MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Jane Luu (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Leaf Jiang (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Bert Willard (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Keywords: Imaging
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Observations of a Geosynchronous Satellite with Optical Interferometry
J. T. Armstrong (Naval Research Laboratory), R. B. Hindsley (Naval Research Laboratory), S. R. Restaino (Naval Research Laboratory), J. A. Benson (U. S. Naval Observatory), D. J. Hutter (U. S. Naval Observatory), F. J. Vrba (U. S. Naval Observatory), R. T. Zavala (U. S. Naval Observatory), S. A. Gregory (Boeing LTS, Inc.), H. R. Schmitt (Interferometrics, Inc.)
Keywords: Imaging
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Satellite Characterization Using Small Aperture Instruments at DRDC Ottawa
Robert (Lauchie) Scott (Defence Research and Development Canada), Brad Wallace Robert (Lauchie) Scott, Brad Wallace (Defence Research and Development Canada)
Keywords: NROC
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Space Object Temperature Determinations from Multi-Band Infrared Measurements
Charles Paxson (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.), Hilary E. Snell (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.), James M. Griffin (Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc.), Kathleen Kraemer (AFRL, Space Vehicles Directorate), Steve Price (AFRL, Space Vehicles Directorate), Mike Kendra (AFRL, Space Vehicles Directorate), Don Mizuno (Boston College)
Keywords: NROC
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Optical CubeSat Discrimination
Doyle Hall (AMOS, Boeing LTS)
Keywords: NROC
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Resolving Rotational Ambiguities for Spin-stabilized Satellites
Keith Knox (Boeing LTS)
Keywords: NROC
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Unmixing the Materials and Mechanics Contributions in Non-resolved Object Signatures
Anil Chaudhary (Applied Optimization, Inc.), Craig Birkemeier (Applied Optimization, Inc.), Stephen Gregory (Boeing LTS), Tamara Payne (Boeing LTS), James Brown (AFRL/RVBYB)
Keywords: NROC
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Noise-Tolerant Hyperspectral Signature Classification in Unresolved Object Detection with Adaptive Tabular Nearest Neighbor Encoding
Mark S. Schmalz (University of Florida), Gary Key (Frontier Technology, Inc.)
Keywords: NROC
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The Magdalena Ridge Observatory’s 2.4-meter Telescope: A New Facility for Follow-up and Characterization of Near-Earth Objects
Eileen V. Ryan (Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), William H. Ryan (Magdalena Ridge Observatory, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Keywords: Astronomy
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Reference-less Detection, Astrometry, and Photometry of Faint Companions with Adaptive Optics at 1, 2 and 5 microns
Szymon Gladysz (National University of Ireland, Galway), Julian Christou (National Science Foundation), Matthew Kenworthy (Steward Observatory), Nicholas Law (Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology), Richard Dekany (Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology)
Keywords: Astronomy
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CRBLASTER: A Fast Parallel-Processing Program for Cosmic Ray Rejection in Space-Based Observations
Kenneth Mighell (National Optical Astronomy Observatory)
Keywords: Astronomy
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AO Images of Asteroids, Inverting their Lightcurves, and SSA
Jack Drummond (Starfire Optical Range, AFRL), Julian Christou (National Science Foundation and Center for Adaptive Optics, University of California, Santa Cruz)
Keywords: Astronomy
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Orbit Determination of Space Debris: Correlation of Optical Observations
J.M. Maruskin (The San Jose State University), D.J. Scheeres (The University of Colorado at Boulder), K.T. Alfriend (Texas A&M University)
Keywords: Astrodynamics
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KAM Tori Construction Algorithms
William Wiesel (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Keywords: Astrodynamics
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Improved Conjunction Analysis via Collaborative Space Situational Awareness
T.S. Kelso (Center for Space Standards & Innovation), David A. Vallado (Center for Space Standards & Innovation), Joseph Chan (Intelsat Corporation), Bjorn Buckwalter (Intelsat Corporation)
Keywords: Astrodynamics
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Angles and Range: Initial Orbital Determination with the Air Force Space Surveillance Telescope
John T. McGraw (The University of New Mexico), Mark R. Ackermann (The University of New Mexico), Peter C. Zimmer (The University of New Mexico), M. Suzanne Taylor (The University of New Mexico), Jeffrey R. Pier (US Naval Observatory), Maj. Brian Smith (AFRL/RDSA)
Keywords: Astrodynamics
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Space Debris – Birth to Death Analysis from Concern to Consequence
David Finkleman (Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.), Salvatore Alfano (Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.), Tom Johnson (Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.), T.S. Kelso (Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.), David Vallado (Center for Space Standards and Innovation, Analytical Graphics, Inc.), Daniel Oltrogge (1Earth Research, LLC)
Keywords: Orbital Debris
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A Comparison of Catastrophic On-Orbit Collisions
Gene Stansbery (NASA Johnson Space Center), Mark Matney (NASA Johnson Space Center), J.C. Liou (NASA Johnson Space Center), Dave Whitlock (ESCG/Hamilton Sundstrand)
Keywords: Orbital Debris
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Color Photometry and Light Curve Observations of Space Debris in GEO
T. Schildknecht (Astronomical Institute, University of Bern), R. Musci (Astronomical Institute, University of Bern), C. Froh (Astronomical Institute, University of Bern), M. Ploner (Astronomical Institute, University of Bern)
Keywords: Orbital Debris
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The Extended HANDS Characterization and Analysis of Metric Biases
Tom Kelecy (Boeing LTS), Russell Knox (Oceanit), Rita Cognion (Oceanit)
Keywords: Orbital Debris
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Assessment and Categorization of TLE Orbit Errors for the US SSN Catalogue
Tim Flohrer (Aboa Space Research Oy (ASRO) at Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC), Holger Krag (Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC), Heiner Klinkrad (Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC)
Keywords: Orbital Debris
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Application of MODTRAN for Planetary Atmospheres
Alexander Berk (Spectral Sciences, Inc.), Lawrence Bernstein (Spectral Sciences, Inc.), James Duff (Spectral Sciences, Inc.)
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The Precision Expandable Radar Calibration Sphere (PERCS) with Applications for Laser Imaging and Ranging
Paul Bernhardt (Naval Research Laboratory), Andy Nicholas (Naval Research Laboratory), Linda Thomas (Naval Research Laboratory), Mark Davis (Naval Research Laboratory and Hoberman Associates), Chuck Hoberman (Hoberman Associates)
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Diagnosing Satellite Anomalies from Time-varying Similarity Analyses in Spectral Imagery
Joseph Coughlin (Master Solutions)
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Space Object Characterization with 16-Visible-Band Measurements at Magdalena Ridge Observatory
Phan D. Dao (AFRL), Patrick J. McNicholl (AFRL), James H. Brown (AFRL), Justin E. Cowley (AFRL), Mike J. Kendra (AFRL), Peter N. Crabtree (AFRL), Anthony V. Dentamaro (Boston College), Eileen V. Ryan (Magdalena Ridge Observatory), William Ryan (Magdalena Ridge Observatory)
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Multi-Spectral Imaging Analysis for Improved Space Object Characterization
Michael J. Duggin (AFRL), Jim F. Riker (AFRL), William Glass (AFRL), Keith A. Bush (Schafer Corp.), David Briscoe (Northrop Grumman Corp.), Meiling Klein (Northrop Grumman Corp.), Mark L. Pugh (AFRL), Brian Engberg (AFRL)
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Simultaneous Single Site Color Photometry of LEO Satellites
James Frith (Oceanit, Inc.), Brooke Gibson (Oceanit, Inc.), Russell Knox (Oceanit, Inc.), Kawailehua Kuluhiwa (Oceanit, Inc.)
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The Joint Milli-Arcsecond Pathfinder Survey (J-MAPS) Mission: Application for Space Situational Awareness
Ralph A. Gaume (U.S. Naval Observatory), Bryan N. Dorland (U.S. Naval Observatory)
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MEMS Segmented Deformable Mirror for Adaptive Optics
Michael A. Helmbrecht (Iris AO, Inc.), Min He (Iris AO, Inc.), Carl Kempf (Iris AO, Inc.), Nathan Doble (Iris AO, Inc.)
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Space-Based Sensor Coverage of Earth Orbits
Islam I. Hussein (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Yue Wang (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
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The Extended HANDS Characterization and Analysis of Metric Biases
Tom Kelecy (Boeing LTS), Russell Knox (Oceanit), Rita Cognion (Oceanit)
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Silicon Carbide Technologies for Lightweighted Aerospace Mirrors
Lawrence E. Matson (AFRL/RX), Ming Y. Chen (AFRL/RX), Brett deBlonk (AFRL/RS), Iwona A. Palusinski (Aerospace Corp.)
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An Investigation of Global Albedo Values
Mark K. Mulrooney (ESCG/MEI, Houston), Mark J. Matney (NASA Johnson Space Center), Matthew D. Hejduk (SRA International), Edwin S. Barker (NASA Johnson Space Center)
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Automated Image Quality Assessment for Ground Based Space Surveillance Optical Sensors
Dr. Nandini Rajan (MIT Lincoln Laboratory), Elizabeth Evans (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
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Silicon Carbide Optics for Space Situational Awareness and Responsive Space Needs
Joseph Robichaud, Jim Green, Dan Catropa, Brian Rider, Chris Ullathorne
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Precision Orbit Determination, Validation and Orbit Prediction for ICESat
B. E. Schutz (Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin), H. J. Rim (Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin), C. E. Webb (Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin), S. Yoon (Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin), P. J. Shelus (Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin)
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High Spatial Resolution GaN and Optical Photon Counting Detectors with Sub-nanosecond Timing for Astronomical and Space Sensing Applications
Oswald Siegmund (Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley), John Vallerga (Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley), Barry Welsh (Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley), Anton Tremsin (Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley), Jason McPhate (Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley)
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A Modular Control Platform for a Diode Pumped Alkali Laser
Joshua Shapiro (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), Scott W. Teare (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology), David. A. Hostutler (AFRL)
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Autonomous Global Sky Surveillance with Real-Time Robotic Follow-Up: Night Sky Awareness through Thinking Telescopes Technology
W. Thomas Vestrand (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Heath Davis (Los Alamos National Laboratory), James Wren (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Przemek Wozniak (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Ben Norman (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Robert R. White (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Jeff Bloch (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Edward Fenimore (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Barry Hogge (AFRL), Moriba Jah (AFRL), Richard Rast (AFRL)
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Development of an Architecture of Sun-Synchronous Orbital Slots to Minimize Conjunctions
Brian Weeden (Secure World Foundation)
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Prediction and Tracking Analysis of a Class of High Area-to-mass Ratio Debris Objects in Geosynchronous Orbit
Tom Kelecy (Boeing LTS), Edwin S. Barker (NASA/Johnson Space Center), Patrick Seitzer (The University of Michigan), Tim Payne (Air Force Space Command)
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