2015 Technical Papers

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The Fundamental Role of Wide-Field Imaging in Space Situational Awareness
John McGraw, J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC, Mark R. Ackermann, JTMA, Peter Zimmer, JTMA
Keywords: ssa, optical, telescope, LEO, GEO, wide field
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The MetaTelescope, a System for the Detection of Objects in Low and Higher Earth Orbits
Michel Boer, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Keywords: Optical Systems
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Early CAL/VAL Process for an Optical Tracking System by Korea
Jung Hyun Jo, Korea University of Science and Technology, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Jin Choi, Korea University of Science and Technology, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Ju Young Son, Korea University of Science and Technology, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Korea Airforce, Sun Youp Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Jang Hyun Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Keywords: optical satellite tracking system,orbit determination,calibration and validation,LEO satellite
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Developing Geostationary Satellite Imaging at the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer
Gerard van Belle, Lowell Observatory, Gerard T. van Belle, Lowell Observatory, Kaspar von Braun, Lowell Observatory, J. Thomas Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory, Ellyn K. Baines, Naval Research Laboratory, Henrique R. Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, Anders M. Jorgensen, Global Research Enterprises, Nicolas Elias, OAM Solutions, David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering, Rebecca Oppenheimer, American Museum of Natural History, Sergio Restaino, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: Optical Systems
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SPIDER: Next Generation Chip Scale Imaging Sensor
Alan Duncan, Lockheed Martin, Rick Kendrick, Lockheed Martin, Sam Thurman, Lockheed Martin, Danielle Wuchenich, Lockheed Martin, Ryan P. Scott, UC Davis, S. J. B. Yoo, UC Davis, Tiehui Su, UC Davis, Runxiang Yu, UC Davis, Chad Ogden, Lockheed Martin, Roberto Proietti, UC Davis
Keywords: imaging sensor, nanophotonics, CMOS, silicon chip, low SWAP, next generation, nanotechnology
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Application of a COTS Resource Optimization Framework to the SSN Sensor Tasking Domain – Part I: Problem Definition
Triet Tran, Braxton Technologies LLC
Keywords: Sensor tasking, multi-objective optimization, resource allocation, evolutionary computation, genetic algorithm
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Dynamic Steering for Improved Sensor Autonomy and Catalogue Maintenance
Tyler A. Hobson, The University of Queensland, Travis Bessell, Defence Science and Technology Group, Mark Rutten, Defence Science and Technology Group, I. Vaughan L. Clarkson, The University of Queensland, Neil Gordon, Defence Science and Technology Group
Keywords: sensor control, parallel computing, automation, tracking, search
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First Results of Coherent Uplink from a Phased Array of Widely Separated Antennas: Steps Toward A Verifiable Real-Time Atmospheric Phase Fluctuation Correction for a High Resolution Radar System
Barry Geldzahler, NASA- HQ
Keywords: phased arrays, coherent uplink, NEOs, orbital debris, SSA
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Technique for GEO RSO Station-Keeping Characterization and Maneuver Detection
Jake Decoto, Orbital-ATK, Patrick Loerch, Orbital-ATK
Keywords: SSA
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Heimdall System for MSSS Sensor Tasking
Alex Herz, Orbit Logic, Brandon Jones, University of Colorado, Ella Herz, Orbit Logic, Doug George, Orbit Logic, Penina Axelrad, University of Colorado, Steve Gehly, University of Colorado
Keywords: SSA, Sensor Tasking, FISST, Optimization, Scheduling, Automation, Figure-of-Merit
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Conceptual Design for Expert Centres Supporting Optical and Laser Observations in a Space Surveillance and Tracking System
Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC
Keywords: SSA, Space Debris, Optical Observations
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A Fast Method for Embattling Optimization of Ground-Based Radar Surveillance Network
Haowen Cheng, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yao Zhang, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jing Liu, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hai Jiang, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Space Surveillance Network, Ground-Based Radar, Embattling Optimization
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Operations Analysis of Australian-Based Systems for Surveillance of Space
Mark Graham, Defence Science and Technology Group, Department of Defence
Keywords: space situational awareness, modelling, simulation
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Integrated Space Asset Management Database and Modeling
Larry Gagliano, NASA/MSFC, Shane Mason, SRI International, Tom Percy, NASA/MSFC, Todd MacLeod, NASA/MSFC, Jonathon Prescott, SRI International
Keywords: database, modeling, SSA, tracking, simulation, integrated
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Collaborative Work Environment for Operational Conjunction Assessment
Francois Laporte, CNES, Christy Stephane, CNES
Keywords: Conjunction Assessment
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Project UNITY: Cross Domain Visualization Collaboration
Jason Moore, Air Force Research Laboratory, Paul Havig, AFRL/RH
Keywords: visualization, computer supported collaborative work, space situation awareness, cross domain collaboration
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Space Fence Overview
Joseph Haimerl, Lockheed Martin , Gregory P. Fonder, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Space Fence, Radar, Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Digital Beam-forming (DBF)
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Sub-Auroral Ion Drifts as a Source of Mid-Latitude Plasma Density Irregularities
Vladimir Sotnikov, Air Force Research Laboratory, T. Kim, AFRL, E. Mishin, AFRL, I. Paraschiv, Voss Scientific, LLC, D. Rose, Voss Scientific, LLC
Keywords: Ionospheric plasma density irregularities, ion drifts with velocity shear, interchange instability.
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MAMBA All-sky Camera
Edward Pier, Oceanit, Kevin T.C. Jim, Oceanit, Michael Hadmack, Oceanit
Keywords: all-sky camera, thermal imaging, cloud sensor
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Characterizing the Performance of Haleakala as a Ground Site for Laser Communications
Billy Felton, Northrop Grumman, Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman
Keywords: turbulence, weather, lasercom, FSOC
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Predicting Space Weather Effects on Close Approach Events
Lauri Newman, NASA, Rebecca Besser, Omitron, Inc, Matthew Hejduk, Astrorum, LLC
Keywords: conjunction assessment, space weather, operations
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Research to Operations of Ionospheric Scintillation Detection and Forecasting
James Jones, Northrop Grumman, Kevin Scro, Air Force Space Command – Space and Missile Systems Center – Remote Sensing Directorate, David Payne, Northrop Grumman, Ryan Ruhge, Northrop Grumman, Brandon Erickson, Northrop Grumman, Sage Andorka, Northrop Grumman, Catherine Ludwig, Northrop Grumman, Jody Karmann, Northrop Grumman, Drew Ebelhar, Northrop Grumman
Keywords: scintillation, model,UHF, L-band, GPS, communications, space weather, space situational awareness, SSA,environmental impacts
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Statistical Track-Before-Detect Methods Applied to Faint Optical Observations of Resident Space Objects
Toshifumi Yanagisawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Masahiko Uetsuhara, , Kohei Fujimoto, Texas A&M University
Keywords: Track-Before-Detect, faint object detection, finite set statistics
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Streak Detection Algorithm for Space Debris Detection on Optical Images
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern, Klaus Schild, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern, Alessandro Vannanti, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern
Keywords: space debris detection, image processing, streak detection
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Deploying the NASA Meter Class Autonomous Telescope (MCAT) on Ascension Island
Susan Lederer, NASA JSC, L. F. Pace, NASA JSC, P. Hickson, U British Columbia, T. Glesne, Schafer Pacific, H. M. Cowardin, U Texas El Paso, J. M. Frith, UTexas El Paso, B. Buckalew, JETS Jacobs Technology, R. Maeda, Integrity Applications Incorporated, D. Douglas, Integrity Applications Incorporated, D. Nishimoto, Integrity Applications Incorporated
Keywords: Ground-based telescopes, orbital debris
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GEO Collisional Risk Assessment Based on Analysis of NASA-WISE Data and Modeling
Samantha Howard, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Jeremy Murray-Krezan, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Phan Dao, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate, Derek Surka, Applied Technology Associates
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Space Control, Infrared imaging, Space-Based Sensing, Sensor Performance, Space Debris, Space Environmental Hazards
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Environment Characterisation by Using Innovative Debris Detector
Merlin F. Barschke, Technische Universitat Berlin, Dr. Oliver Romberg, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Dr. Waldemar Bauer, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Keywords: impact detector, SOLID, solar panels, model validation
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Space Debris Attitude Simulation – IOTA (In-Orbit Tumbling Analysis)
Ronny Kanzler, Hyperschall Technologie Gottingen GmbH, Jiri Silha, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Bent Fritsche, Hyperschall Technologie Gottingen GmbH, Tobias Lips, Hyperschall Technologie Gottingen GmbH, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Holger Krag, Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC
Keywords: space debris, attitude dynamics, modelling
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Photometric Monitoring of Non-resolved Space Debris and Databases of Optical Light Curves
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern, Nikolay Koshkin, Astronomical Observatory of Odessa University, 65014, Ukraine, Elen Korobeinikova, Astronomical Observatory of Odessa University, 65014, Ukraine, Seda Melikiants, Astronomical Observatory of Odessa University, 65014, Ukraine, Leonid Shakun, Astronomical Observatory of Odessa University, 65014, Ukraine, Svetlana Strakhova, Astronomical Observatory of Odessa University, 65014, Ukraine, Esther Linder, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern, Jiri Silha, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern, Monika Hager, Astronomical Institute (AIUB), University of Bern
Keywords: photometry, optical light curves, attitude determination
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IRTF SpeX Observations of Orbital Object
Kira Abercromby, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Brent Buckalew, Jacobs, Heather Cowardin, University of Texas, El Paso
Keywords: space object identification, spectral observations in GEO
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On-line Flagging of Anomalies and Adaptive Sequential Hypothesis Testing for Fine-feature characterization of Geosynchronous Satellites
Anil Chaudhary, Applied Optimization, Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization, Kimberly Kinateder, Wright State University, Phan Dao, AFRL/RV, Elizabeth Beecher, AFRL/RY, Derek Boone, Applied Optimization, Brittany Elliott, Applied Optimization
Keywords: Synoptic search, Single point brightness, Statistical assessment, Multi-satellite cross-tag, Body features
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Active Polarimetry for Orbital Debris Identification
Michael Pasqual, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kerri Cahoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Eric Hines, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Keywords: Active polarimetry, orbital debris, space surveillance
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Spatio-Temporal Scale Space Analysis of Photometric Signals with Tracking Error
Brien Flewelling, AFRL/RVSVC, Timothy S. Murphy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Andrew P. Rhodes, West Virginia University, Marcus J. Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology, John A. Christian, West Virginia University, Marcus J. Holzinger, John A. Christian
Keywords: Scale-Space, Spatio-Temporal, photometry, tracking
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NIR color vs Launch Date: A 20-year Analysis of Space Weathering Effects on the Boeing 376 Spacecraft
James Frith, Univeristy of Texas El Paso, Phillip Anz-Meador, Jacobs, Sue Lederer, NASA Jonson Space Center, Heather Cowardin, Univeristy of Texas El Paso, Brent Buckalew, Jacobs
Keywords: Orbital debris, space weathering, near-infrared, photometry,
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Satellite Photometric Error Determination
Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization Inc., Philip Castro, Applied Optimization, Stephen Gregory, Boeing, Phan Dao, AFRL/RVBY
Keywords: non-resolved object characterization, photometry, calibrations
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Automated Algorithm to Detect Changes in Geostationary Satellite’s Configuration and Cross-Tagging
Phan Dao, AFRL/RVB
Keywords: change detection, stabilized GEO objects, GEOsats, non-resolved signature
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Space-to-Space Based Relative Motion Estimation Using Linearized Relative Orbit Elements
Trevor Bennett, University of Colorado Boulder, Hanspeter Schaub, Professor, University of Colorado Boulder,
Keywords: Relative Motion Estimation, Relative Orbit Description, Space-Based Observations
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Orbital Element Generation for an Optical and Laser Tracking Space Object Catalogue
James Bennett, Space Environment Research Centre & EOS Space Systems, Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems, Ben Greene, Space Environment Research Centre, Daniel Kucharski, Space Environment Research Centre, Jizhang Sang, Wuhan University
Keywords: Catalogue, orbit elements, optical tracking, laser tracking
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Track-to-Track Data Association using Mutual Information
Islam Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Christopher W. T. Roscoe, Applied Defense Solutions, Matthew P. Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, Paul. W. Schumacher, Jr., Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Astrodynamics
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Improving Space Object Catalog Maintenance Through Advances in Solar Radiation Pressure Modeling
Jay McMahon, University of Colorado Boulder, Daniel J. Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: orbit determination, solar radiation pressure, tracking, HAMR debris
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Towards Real-Time Maneuver Detection: Automatic State and Dynamics Estimation with the Adaptive Optimal Control Based Estimator
Daniel Lubey, University of Colorado, Daniel J. Scheeres, University of Colorado
Keywords: Maneuver Detection, Optimal Estimation, Optimal Control, Nonlinear Estimation, Dynamics Estimation
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Bridging the Gap between Academia and Operations for Orbital Debris Risk Mitigation
Mark Vincent, Raytheon
Keywords: Probability of Collision, Risk Mitigation Theory and Decision Process
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Total Probability of Collision as a Metric for Finite Conjunction Assessment and Collision Risk Management
Ryan Frigm, Omitron, Inc., Lauren Johnson, Omitron, Inc.
Keywords: conjunction, collision, orbital debris, SSA
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Coupled Simulations, Ground-based Experiments and Flight Experiments for Astrodynamics Research
Russell Boyce, University of New South Wales, Dr Melrose Brown, UNSW Canberra, Dr Philippe Lorrain, UNSW Canberra, Mr Christopher Capon, UNSW Canberra, Dr Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra, Dr Craig Benson, UNSW Canberra, Dr Sean Tuttle, UNSW Canberra, Dr Douglas Griffin, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: astrodynamics, SSA, DSMC, PIC, ground-based sensors, flight experiment
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Resolved Observations of Geosynchronous Satellites from the 6.5 m MMT
Michael Hart, University of Arizona, Richard Rast, AFRL/RD, Stuart Jefferies, University of Hawaii
Keywords: geosynchronous satellites, large telescopes, infrared, resolved imaging, adaptive optics
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Italian Air Force Radar and Optical Sensor Experiments for the Detection of Space Objects in LEO Orbit
Lt.Col. Walter VILLADEI, Italian Air Force, Capt. Marco REALI, Italian Air Force, NCO Enrico DEL GRANDE, Italian Air Force, Capt. Jacopo PAOLI, Italian Air Force, Giovanni Marco DEL GENIO, Italian Air Force, Filippo GEMMA, GM Spazio, Maj. Ferdinando DOLCE, Italian Air Force
Keywords: radar telescope data fusion space debris
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Incorporating LWIR Data into Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution of Visible Imagery
Lisa Thompson, AFRL, Daniel Thompson, Boeing, Brandoch Calef, Boeing, Michael Werth, Boeing
Keywords: Imaging, LWIR, AMOS, supercomputing, MFBD, data-driven
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New Aperture Partitioning Element
Brandoch Calef, Boeing, Stacie Williams, AF, Steven Griffin, Boeing
Keywords: postprocessing, imaging
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From Dye Laser Factory to Portable Semiconductor Laser: Four Generations of Sodium Guide Star Lasers for Adaptive Optics in Astronomy and Space Situational Awareness
Celine d’Orgeville, Australian National University, Gregory J. Fetzer, Arete Associates
Keywords: Sodium Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics, Sodium Guide Star Lasers, Laser Technology, Semiconductor Lasers
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Adaptive Optics for Satellite Imaging and Space Debris Ranging
Francis Bennet, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University, Celine D’Orgeville, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University Canberra, Australia, Ian Price, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University Canberra, Australia, Francois Rigaut, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University Canberra, Australia, Ian Ritchie, Electro Optic Systems, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Australia, Craig Smith, Electro Optic Systems, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Australia
Keywords: space environment management, space debris, laser ranging, adaptive optics
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A Comprehensive Comparison of COMBAT Data to Wave-Optics Simulations
Richard Holmes, Boeing LTS, Venkata Rao Gudimetla, Air Force Research Laboratories, Jeremy Bos, Air Force Research Laboratories, Jacob Lucas, Boeing Laser Technical Services
Keywords: Atmospheric Characterization, Scintillation, Turbulence
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Anisoplanatic Imaging through Turbulence using Principal Component Analysis
Roberto Baena-Galle, Real Academia de Ciencias y Artes de Barcelona, Szymon Gladysz, IOSB Fraunhofer, Rafael Molina, University of Granada, Javier Mateos, University of Granada, Aggelos Katsaggelos, Northwestern University
Keywords: Deconvolution, PCA, Anisoplanatism
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Fundamental Constraints on Imaging Geosynchronous Satellites
David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering, Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, Tom Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: imaging, interferometry, geosynchronous satellites
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Multiple-Baseline Detection of a Geostationary Satellite with the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer
Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, J. T. Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory, E. K. Baines, Naval Research Laboratory, S. R. Restaino, Naval Research Laboratory, J. H. Clark III, Naval Research Laboratory, J. A. Benson, US Naval Research Observatory Flagstaff Station, D. J. Hutter, US Naval Research Observatory Flagstaff Station, R. T. Zavala, US Naval Research Observatory Flagstaff Station
Keywords: geostationary satellites, imaging, interferometry
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Commercial Optics for Space Surveillance and Astronomy
Mark Ackermann, Celestron, Eric Kopit, Celestron, John McGraw, J.T. McGraw & Associates, Peter Zimmer, J.T. McGraw & Associates
Keywords: Telescope, Camera, Optics, SSA
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New Approach to Multiple Data Association Processing for Initial Orbit Determination using Optical Observations
Dilmurat Azimov, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Keywords: Initial orbit determination, optical observations, constrained admisible region, multiple data association
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Comparison of BRDF-Predicted and Observed Light Curves of GEO Satellites
Angelica Ceniceros, University of Arizona, Phan Dao, Air Force Research Laboratory, David E. Gaylor, University of Arizona, Richard Rast, Air Force Research Laboratory, Jessica Anderson, Emergent Space Technologies, Inc., Elfego Pinon III, Emergent Space Technologies, Inc.
Keywords: BRDF, space object characterization, geostationary orbit, light curve,
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Adaptive Optics Testbed for the Visible High Resolution Imaging
Young Soo Choi, Agency for Defence Development, Young Soo Choi, Agency for Defence Development, Jae Eun Yoo, Agency for Defence Development, Sung Soo Kim, Agency for Defence Development, Won Tae Park, Optoelectronic System Development Center, Doosan DST, Jong Kyu Jung, Optoelectronic System Development Center, Doosan DST, Soo Man Lee, Optoelectronic System Development Center, Doosan DST
Keywords: adaptive optics, deformable mirror, wavefront sensor, phase plate, Strehl ratio
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Robust Wave-front Correction in a Small Scale Adaptive Optics System Using a Membrane Deformable Mirror
Seung-Kyu Park, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Sung-Hoon Baik, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Jong Kyu Jung, Doosan DST, Soo Man Lee, Doosan DST, Jaeeun Yoo, Agency for Defense Development, Young Soo Choi, Agency for Defense Development
Keywords: Adaptive optics, Wave-front sensor, Deformable mirror, Balance of eigenvalues, Difference wave-front pattern
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Architecture Design for the Space Situational Awareness System in the Preparedness Plan for Space Hazards of Republic of Korea
Eun-Jung Choi, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Eun Jung Choi, Korea Astronomy, Sung-Ki Cho, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Seung-Hoo Shin, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Jang-Hyun Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Jeong-Hoon Kim, Ministry of Sciene, ICT and Future Planning, Dae-Ki Kim, Ministry of Sciene, ICT and Future Planning
Keywords: SSA, Space Objects, Space Hazards
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Spectral Measurements of Geosynchronous Satellites During Glint Season
Francis Chun, HQ USAFA/DFP, Ryan M. Tucker, Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Evan M. Weld, Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Francis K. Chun, Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy, Roger D. Tippets, Department of Physics, U.S. Air Force Academy
Keywords: Spectroscopy, GEO glints, Diffraction Grating
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An Asteroid and its Moon Observed with LGS at the SOR
Jack Drummond, AFRL, Odell Reynolds, AFRL/RDSS, Miles Buckman, AFRL/RDSS
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Angels, Sylvia and Romulus
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Detecting GEO Debris via Cascading Numerical Evaluation for Lines in Image Sequence
Koki Fujita, Kyushu University, Naoyuki Ichimura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Toshiya Hanada, Kyushu University
Keywords: Space Debris, Trajectory Detection, Image Processing, Earth-based Observation
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Innovative Electrostatic Adhesion Technologies
Brian McCoy, SRI International, Scott Williams, SRI International, Tom Bryan, NASA/MSFC, Todd MacLeod, NASA/MSFC, Larry Gagliano, NASA/MSFC
Keywords: Capture, soft docking, grippers, deorbit, electro-static, adhesion
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Small Orbital Stereo Tracking Camera Technology Development
Tom Bryan, NASA/MSFC, Todd MacLeod, NASA/MSFC, Larry Gagliano, NASA/MSFC
Keywords: optics, debris tracking, missions, SSA, camera, stereo
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Space Situational Awareness Data Processing Scalability Utilizing Google Cloud Services
NASA/MSFC, NASA/MSFC, NASA/MSFC,
Keywords: SpaceNav, Scalability, Processing, Space
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Efficient Photometry In-Frame Calibration (EPIC) Gaussian Corrections for Automated Background Normalization of Rate-Tracked Satellite Imagery
Charles J. Wetterer, Integrity Applications International / Pacific Defense Solutions, Paul F. Sydney, Integrity Applications International / Pacific Defense Solutions, Joseph D. Gerber, Applied Defense Solutions, Jacob Griesbach, Applied Defense Solutions
Keywords: In-Frame Photometry, Background Normalization, Poisson distributed noise
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10 Steps to Building an Architecture for Space Surveillance Projects
Howard Gans, Harris Corporation, Eric Barnhart, Harris Corporation
Keywords: architecture, enterprise, model, DODAF, process
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Multi-sensor Observations of the SpinSat Satellite
Doyle Hall, Boeing – LTS
Keywords: NROC
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Advantages of a Geographically Diverse Ground Based Architecture for SSA
Brendan Houlton, Analytical Graphics, Inc., Bob Hall, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Keywords: Advantages of a geographically diverse ground based architecture for SSA
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Changes of the Electrical and Optical Character of Polyimide
Ryan Hoffmann, AFRL/RVB, Russell Cooper, Assurance Technology Corporation, Dale Ferguson, AFRL/RVB
Keywords: Material Aging, BRDF, Reflectance, charge transport
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Accurate Focus Correction for Large Telescopes
Richard Holmes, Boeing LTS, Brett Sickmiller, Leidos, Nicholas Steinhoff, tOSC, Skip Williams, Air Force Research Laboratory, Andrew Whiting, Boeing LTS
Keywords: Focus Control, Wavefront Control, Telescopes
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RSO Characterization from Photometric Data Using Machine Learning
Michael Howard, Charles River Analytics, Inc., Bernie Klem, SASSO, Joe Gorman, Charles River Analytics, Inc.
Keywords: Non-resolved Object Characterization, GEO Satellite Characterization
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Treemap Visualizations for Space Situational Awareness
Zac Gorrell, Valepro, LLC, John Ianni, Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: visualization, treemap, decision making, visual analytics
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SSA Sensor Calibration Best Practices
Thomas M. Johnson, Analytical Graphics Inc.
Keywords: SSA
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The Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS) and the Advanced Research, Collaboration, and Application Development Environment (ARCADE)
Richard Kim, Scitor Corporation, rhkim@scitor.com, Juan Echeverry, Scitor Corporation, Kipp Johnson, Scitor Corporation
Keywords: space control, battle management, service oriented architecture, SSA, BMC3, JMS, JSpOC
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Multicolour Optical Photometry of Active Geostationary Satellites
Andrew Jolley, Royal Australian Air Force, Gregg Wade, Royal Military College of Canada, Donald Bedard, Royal Military College of Canada
Keywords: Space situational awareness, photometry, geostationary satellites
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Imaging of stellar surfaces with the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer
Anders Jorgensen, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, A. M. Jorgensen, New Mexico Tech, H. R. Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory, G. T. van Belle, Lowell Observatory, D. J. Hutter, Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, J. Clark, Naval Research Laboratory, D. Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering, J. T. Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory, E. K. Baines, Naval Research Laboratory, S. R. Restaino, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: npoi, imaging, stars, interferometry, coherent integration, bootstrapping
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An FPGA-based High Speed Parallel Signal Processing System for Adaptive Optics Testbed
Hong Bong Kim, Hanwha Thales Co. Ltd., Young Soo Choi, Agency for Defense Development, Yu Kyung Yang, Agency for Defense Development
Keywords: adaptive optics, FPGA, high speed, parallel computing, signal processing, wavefront correction, Shack-Hartmann, deformable mirror
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Real-time Astrometry using Phase Congruency
Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra, Manuel Cegarra Polo, UNSW Canberra, YongYi Tang, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: phase congruency, real-time imaging, astrometry
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Reconstructing from Extended Imagery of Space Objects
Andrew Lambert, UNSW Canberra, Manuel Cegarra Polo, UNSW Canberra
Keywords: Tomography, Orbital Bodies, Reconstruction, Imagery
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Benefits of Applying Predictive Intelligence to the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Mission
Ben Lane, Northrop Grumman, Brian Mann, Northrop Grumman, Chris Millard, Northrop Grumman
Keywords: SSA, Predictive Intelligence, SSN, RSO, NFL
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Robotic SLODAR Development for Seeing Evaluation at the Bohyun Observatory
Richard Wilson, Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK, Tim Butterley, Department of Physics, University of Durham, UK, Jun Ho Lee, Kongju National Univ., YoungSoo Choi, Agency for Defense Development, South Korea, Sooman Lee, Doosan DST
Keywords: Seeing, SLODAR, Robotic Operation
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Orbit determination and Maneuver Detection Using Event Representation with Thrust-Fourier-Coefficients
Hyun Chul Ko , University of Colorado Boulder, Daniel J. Scheeres, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor
Keywords: Orbit Determination, Maneuver Detection, Event Representation
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Comparison of IR and Visible Cloud Imagers
W. Jody Mandeville, MITRE Corporation, Tim McLaughlin, MITRE, Steve Bygren, MITRE, Chris Randell, MITRE
Keywords: astronomy, GEODSS, clouds
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Moving into the Light: The AEOS Telescope in the Daytime Operating Environment
Jim Mayo, Tau Technologies LLC
Keywords: AEOS Telescope, Daytime Operation, Satellite Tracking and Imaging
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Using Big Data Technologies and Analytics to Predict Sensor Anomalies
Rohit Mital, SGT, Joseph Coughlin, SGT, Mike Canaday, SGT
Keywords: Big Data, Analytics, Sensor,
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An Imaging System for Satellite Hypervelocity Impact Debris Characterization
Dr. J.-C. Liou, NASA Johnson Space Center, Dr. Norman Fitz-Coy, University of Florida, Kunal Patankar, University of Florida, Matthew Moraguez, University of Florida, Matthew Moraguez, University of Florida, Dr. Heather Cowardin, University of Texas at El Paso – Jacobs JETS Contract
Keywords: orbital, debris, hypervelocity, impact, DebriSat, imaging, characteristic, length, measurement, satellite breakup
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Iteratively Reweighted Deconvolution through Subspace Projection
James Nagy, Emory University
Keywords: Iteratively Reweighted Deconvolution through Subspace Projection
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Space Debris Measurements using the Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar
Michael Nicolls, SRI International
Keywords: space debris, space weather, radar
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Autonomous Object Characterization with Large Datasets
Mark Poole, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Dr. Jeremy Murray-Krezan, AFRL/RV
Keywords: SSA, object characterization, photometry, small telescope, autonomy
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Efficient Conjunction Assessment using Modified Chebyshev Picard Iteration
Austin Probe, Texas A&M University, Brent Macomber, Texas A&M University, Julie Read, Texas A&M University, Robyn Woollands, Texas A&M University, Abhay Masher, Texas A&M University, John L. Junkins, Texas A&M University
Keywords: Conjunction Assessment, Numerical Propagation, Astrodynamics
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Satellite Fingerprints
David Richmond, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Multi-phenominology, characterization
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The Probabilistic Admissible Region with Additional Constraints
Christopher Roscoe, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Matthew Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, Paul Schumacher, Jr., Air Force Research Laboratory,
Keywords: admissible region, angles-only, space surveillance, multiple hypothesis tracking, probabilistic
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Asteroid Detection Results Using the Space Surveillance Telescope
Jessica D. Ruprecht, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Gregory Ushomirsky, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Deborah Freedman Woods, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Herbert E. M. Viggh, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Jacob Varey, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Mark Cornell, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Grant Stokes, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Keywords: Asteroids, Asteroid Search, Near-Earth Asteroids
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Photometric Studies of Rapidly Spinning Decommissioned GEO Satellites
William Ryan, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Eileen V. Ryan, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Keywords: Space situational awareness, spin rates, GEO-satellites
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High Speed Large Format Photon Counting Microchannel Plate Imaging Sensors
Oswald Siegmund, Space Sciences Laboratory, Camden Ertley, University of California, Berkeley, John Vallerga, University of California, Berkeley
Keywords: Photon counting, timing, imaging, sensors
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Automatic, Rapid Replanning of Satellite Operations for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Dick Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.H, Kyle Mahan, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Replanning, Deconfliction, Scheduling, Optimization, AFSCN
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Improved Space Surveillance Network (SSN) Scheduling using Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Dick Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Scheduling, Covariance, SSN, Space Surveillance Network, Optimization, Debris Tracking
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Implementation of an Open-Scenario, Long-Term Space Debris Simulation Approach
Bron Nelson, Computer Sciences Corporation/NASA Ames Research Center, Fan Yang Yang, MEI/NASA Ames Research Center, Roberto Carlino, STC/NASA Ames Research Center, Andres Dono Perez, MEI/NASA Ames Research Center, Nicolas Faber, SGT/NASA Ames Research Center, Chris Henze, NASA Ames Research Center ,Arif Goktug Karacalioglu, / NASA Ames Research Center, Conor O’Toole, University College Dublin/NASA Ames Research Center, Jason Swenson, LMCO/NASA Ames Research Center, Jan Stupl, SGT / NASA Ames Research Center
Keywords: space debris mitigation, conjunction analysis, laser, parallel computing
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ArgusE: Design and Development of a Micro-Spectrometer used for Remote Earth and Atmospheric Observations
Catherine Tsouvaltsidis, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, Guy Bernari, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, Naif Zaid Al Salem, MSc Candidate, Physics and Astronomy, York University, Brendan Quine, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, Regina Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University
Keywords: ArgusE, Argus 1000, micro-spectrometer, Earth Observations, Atmospheric Observations, Soil Moisture Content, Infrared, IR, Short Wave Infrared, SWIR
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Mixed-Integer Formulations for Constellation Scheduling
Christopher Valicka, Sandia National Laboratories, William E. Hart, Sandia National Laboratories, Mark Daniel Rintoul, Sandia National Laboratories
Keywords: constellation scheduling, modeling, optimization
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Using Simplistic Shape/Surface Models to Predict Brightness in Estimation Filters
Charles Wetterer, IAI-PDS, Bobby Hunt, IAI-PDS, David Sheppard, IAI-PDS,
Keywords: estimation filter, modeling, light curve
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Light Curve Simulation Using Spacecraft CAD Models and Empirical Material Spectral BRDFS
Alex Willison, Royal Military College of Canada, Donald Bedard, Royal Military College of Canada
Keywords: lightcurve, broadband, colour, brdf, characterization, facet
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A Method for Improving Two-line Element Outlier Detection Based on a Consistency Check
Yang Zhao, SPACE Research Centre, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, Kefei Zhang, SPACE Research Centre, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, James Bennett, SPACE Research Centre, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University / EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd, Mount Stromlo, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, Jizhang Sang, School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, CHINA, Suqin Wu, SPACE Research Centre, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University
Keywords: Two-line Element Sets (TLEs), Outlier Detection, Consistency Check
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Real-Time Optical Surveillance of LEO/MEO with Small Telescopes
Peter Zimmer, J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC, John T. McGraw, University of New Mexico/JTMA, Mark R. Ackermann, JTMA
Keywords: optical, telescope, LEO, SSA, surveillance, blind, uncued
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Simpler Adaptive Optics using a Single Device for Processing and Control
Anna Zovaro, The University of Sydney and the Australian National University, Francis Bennet, The Australian National University, David Rye, The Australian Centre for Field Robotics and The University of Sydney, Celine D’Orgeville, The Australian National University, Francois Rigaut, The Australian National University, Ian Price, The Australian National University, Ian Ritchie, EOS Space Systems, Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems
Keywords: adaptive optics, space debris, space environment management
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