2017 Technical Papers

High Resolution SSA Imaging Using Carbon Fiber Telescopes
Ryan Swindle, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/RDSM), Douglas Hope, Hart Scientific Consulting International, Michael Hart, Hart Scientific Consulting International, Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University
Keywords: Image Restoration, Optical Systems, Imaging
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Evolution in High Spatial Resolution Imaging of Faint, Complex Objects
Gerard van Belle, Lowell Observatory
Keywords: Optical Interferometry, Aperture Synthesis
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Using Asteroids and their Moons for Closely Spaced Object Studies
Jack Drummond, Leidos and Air Force Research Laboratory – Directed Energy Directorate, RDS, Odell Reynolds, Air Force Research Laboratory – Directed Energy Directorate, RDS, Miles Buckman, Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, RDS, Mark Eickhoff, Boeing and Air Force Research Laboratory – Directed Energy Directorate, RDS, Lee Kann, Air Force Research Laboratory – Directed Energy Directorate, RDS
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Quantum Theory of Three-Dimensional Superresolution Using Rotating-PSF Imagery
Sudhakar Prasad, Department of Physics and Astronomy – University of New Mexico, Zhixian Yu, Department of Physics and Astronomy – University of New Mexico,
Keywords: 3D superresolution, quantum Fisher information, Cramer-Rao bound, rotating-PSF imaging, space surveillance
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High-Fidelity Imaging Using Compact Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution
Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University, Douglas Hope, Hope Scientific Renaissance LLC, Cody Smith, Georgia State University
Keywords: Blind deconvolution, high-resolution imaging, image restoration,
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Imaging Through Turbulence: A Light-Field Approach
Jeremy Bos, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Michigan Technological University
Keywords: Imaging through turbulence, light-field imaging, anisoplanatism, extreme anisoplanatism, daylight imaging
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High-Altitude Airborne Platform Characterisation of Adaptive Optic Corrected Ground Based Laser
F. Bennet, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Limited, M. Petkovic, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Limited, B. Sheard, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Limited and EOS Space Systems, Ben Greene, Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Limited and EOS Space Systems
Keywords: Adaptive optics, high altitude airborne platform
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Determining Type I and Type II Errors when Applying Information Theoretic Change Detection Metrics for Data Association and Space Situational Awareness
Matthew P. Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, Eamonn J. Moyer, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam I. Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Paul W. Schumacher, Jr, Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Uncorrelated Observations, Optical and Radar Observations, Space Situational Awareness, Probabilistic Admissible Region, Constrained Admissible Region, Orbital Debris
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Reconciling Space Object Observed and Solar Pressure Albedo-Areas Via Astrometric and Photometric Data Fusion
Moriba K. Jah, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Vishnuu Mallik, The University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Resident Space Object, Space Object Characterization, Space Debris, SSA, GEO
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Optical Initial Orbit Determination Using Polynomial Chaos Surrogate Functions
Daniel P. Lubey, The Aerospace Corporation, Hemanshu Patel, The Aerospace Corporation
Keywords: Initial Orbit Determination, Polynomial Chaos
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Relative Orbit Determination of Multiple Satellites Using Double Differenced Measurements
Jeroen L. Geeraert, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research – University of Colorado, Jay W. McMahon, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research – University of Colorado
Keywords: Relative Orbit Determination, Geostationary Satellites
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Boundaries on Range-Range Constrained Admissible Regions for Optical Space Surveillance
John A. Gaebler, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences – University of Colorado Boulder, Penina Axelrad, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences – University of Colorado Boulder, Paul W. Schumacher, Jr, Air Force Research Laboratory – Space Surveillance Systems Branch
Keywords: Range-Range, Hypothesis Regions, Admissible Regions, SSA, Situational Awareness, IOD, Initial Orbit Determination
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Uninformative Prior Multiple Target Tracking Using Evidential Particle Filters
Johnny L. Worthy III, Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus J. Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Keywords: Admissible Region, Multi-Target Tracking, Dempster-Shafer, Satellite Clusters
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FBK Optical Data Association in a Multi-Hypothesis Framework with Maneuvers
W. R. Faber, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam I. Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, John T. Kent, University of Leeds, Shambo Bhattacharjee, University of Leeds, Moriba K. Jah, University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Breakup, Debris, Multiple Space Object Tracking
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Limits of Machine Learning Approach on Improving Orbit Prediction Accuracy using Support Vector Machine
Hao Peng, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Xiaoli Bai, Rutgers, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Orbit Prediction, Machine Learning
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Strengthening the Bridge between Academia and Operations for Orbital Debris Risk Mitigation
Mark Vincent, Raytheon
Keywords: Pc with Mean elements, correlated orbital elements
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Prediction Accuracy Analysis from Orbital Elements Generated for a New Space Object Catalogue
James Bennett, Space Environment Research Centre Limited, Michael Lachut, Space Environment Research Centre Limited, Ben Greene, Space Environment Research Centre Limited, Steve Gehly, SPACE Research Centre – RMIT University, David Kooymans, SPACE Research Centre – RMIT University, James Allworth, SPACE Research Centre – RMIT University, Alex Pollard, SPACE Research Centre – RMIT University, Craig Smith, SPACE Research Centre – RMIT University
Keywords: Debris, orbit prediction, optical tracking, laser tracking, catalogue
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Conjunction Assessment for Commercial Satellite Constellations Using Commercial Radar Data Sources
Michael Nicolls, LeoLabs, Inc., Vivek Vittaldev, Planet Labs, Inc., Daniel Ceperley, LeoLabs, Inc., Joan Creus-Costa, Planet Labs, Inc., Cyrus Foster, Planet Labs, Inc., Nathan Griffith, LeoLabs, Inc., Ed Lu, LeoLabs, Inc., James Mason, Planet Labs, Inc., In-Kwan Park, LeoLabs, Inc., Chris Rosner, LeoLabs, Inc., Leon Stepan, Planet Labs, Inc.
Keywords: Conjunction assessment, cdm, orbital debris, radar
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Debris Attitude Motion Measurements and Modeling – Observation vs. Simulation
T. Lips, HTG – Hypersonic Technology Goettingen GmbH, R. Kanzler, HTG – Hypersonic Technology Goettingen GmbH, A, Breslau, HTG – Hypersonic Technology Goettingen GmbH, P. Kaerraeng, HTG – Hypersonic Technology Goettingen GmbH, J. Silha, AIUB – Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, T. Schildknecht, AIUB – Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern, D. Kucharski, SERC – Space Environment Research Centre, G. Kirchner, IWF – Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, J. Rosebrock, FHR – Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, D. Cerutti-Maori, FHR – Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, H. Krag, ESA – European Space Agency
Keywords: Space debris, attitude determination, 6-DoF simulation
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Remote Acoustic Imaging of Geosynchronous Satellites
Zachary Watson, College of Optical Sciences – University of Arizona and Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC, Michael Hart, Hart Scientific Consulting International LLC
Keywords: Acoustic Imaging, Non-Resolved Object Characterization, Geo-satellite characterization
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Space Weathering Experiments on Spacecraft Materials
D. P. Engelhart, National Research Council – Air Force Research Laboratory, R. Cooper, Space Vehicles Directorate – Air Force Research Laboratory, H. Cowardin, University of Texas-El Paso-Jacobs JETS Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center, J. Maxwell, Department of Aerospace Engineering – University of Colorado-Boulder, E. Plis, Assurance Technology Corp., D. Ferguson, Space Vehicles Directorate – Air Force Research Laboratory, D. Barton, Space Vehicles Directorate – Air Force Research Laboratory, S. Schiefer, Space Vehicles Directorate – Air Force Research Laboratory, R. Hoffmann, Space Vehicles Directorate – Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Material, space weather, optical signitures
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Probabilistic Analysis of Light Curves
Islam I. Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Thomas Kelecy, Applied Defense Solutions, Kyle Miller, Applied Defense Solutions, Matthew Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions, Chris Roscoe, Applied Defense Solutions, Mark Bolden, Applied Defense Solutions
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Fisher-Bingham-Kent, Data Association, Maneuver, Multiple Hypotheses, Space Object Tracking
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Rapid Characterization of Geosynchronous Space Debris with 5-color Near-IR Photometry
Dr. Eric C. Pearce, Steward Observatory – University of Arizona, Dr. H. Alyson Ford, Steward Observatory – University of Arizona, Dr. Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute – University of Bern, Dr. Vishnu Reddy, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory – University of Arizona, Adam D. Block, Steward Observatory – University of Arizona, Kris Rockowitz, Steward Observatory – University of Arizona
Keywords: Space debris, Near-IR, SWIR, spectrophotometry, UKIRT, rapid characterization, discrimination
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Development and Evaluation of New Methods for Estimating Albedo-area for Stable GEOs
Tamara E. Payne, Applied Optimization, Stephen A. Gregory, Applied Optimization, Anthony Dentamaro, Applied Optimization, Markus Ernst, Applied Optimization, Jeffrey Hollon, Applied Optimization, Adam Kruchten, Applied Optimization, Anil B. Chaudhary, Applied Optimization, Phan D. Dao, AFRL/RVBY
Keywords: Albedo-area, non-resolved object characterization, models, simulations
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Event-based Sensing for Space Situational Awareness
Gregory Cohen, The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development – Western Sydney University, Saeed Afshar, The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development – Western Sydney University, André van Schaik, The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behavior and Development – Western Sydney University, Andrew Wabnitz, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Travis Bessell, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Mark Rutten, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Brittany Morreale, United States Air Force
Keywords: SSA, Event-based camera, Daytime operations, Silicon retinas
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Image Reconstruction from Data Collected with an Imaging Interferometer
Zachary J. DeSantis, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sam T. Thurman, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Troy T. Hix, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Chad E. Ogden, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Keywords: Image Reconstruction, Imaging Interferomery
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Stereo–SCIDAR System for Improvement of Adaptive Optics Space Debris-tracking Activities
Elliott Thorn, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Visa Korkiakoski, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Doris Grosse, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Francis Bennet, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Francois Rigaut, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Celine d’Orgeville, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Josephine Munro, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – The Australian National University, Craig Smith, Electro Optic Systems (EOS)
Keywords: SCIDAR, atmospheric turbulence, scintillation, space situational awareness
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Plasma Spectroscopy CubeSat: A Demonstration of On-Orbit Electric Propulsion System Diagnostics
Jennifer Hudson, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Western Michigan University, Kristina Lemmer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Western Michigan University
Keywords: Plasma diagnostics, electric propulsion, CubeSat
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QuadCam – A Quadruple Polarimetric Camera for Space Situational Awareness
Jovan Skuljan, Defence Technology Agency
Keywords: Polarimetric signatures, space situational awareness
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Towards Routine Uncued Surveillance of Small Objects at and near Geostationary Orbit with Small Telescopes
Peter Zimmer, J.T. McGraw and Associates LLC, John T. McGraw, J.T. McGraw and Associates LLC, Mark R. Ackermann, J.T. McGraw and Associates LLC
Keywords: SSA, telescope, optical, GEO, GPU, CMOS
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Deep Space Wide Area Search Strategies
Michael Capps, Colorado State University, 1st LtJulian McCafferty, Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing Site (AMOS)
Keywords: SSA, autonomous, telescope, Maui, AMOS
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Debris Albedo from Laser Ablation in Low and High Vacuum: Comparisons to Hypervelocity Impact
Gouri Radhakrishnan, Space Materials Laboratory – The Aerospace Corporation, Paul M. Adams, Space Materials Laboratory – The Aerospace Corporation, Diana R. Alaan, Space Materials Laboratory – The Aerospace Corporation, Christopher J. Panetta, Space Materials Laboratory – The Aerospace Corporation
Keywords: Albedo of orbital debris, hypervelocity impact, laser ablation
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A Search for Debris from Two Titan 3C Transtage Breakups at GEO with a 6.5-m Magellan Telescope
Patrick Seitzer, Department of Astronomy – University of Michigan, Ed Barker, LZ Technology, 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)
Keywords: Orbital debris, GEO, telescope
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Characterizing the Survey Strategy and Initial Orbit Determination Abilities of the NASA MCAT Telescope for Geosynchronous Orbital Debris Environmental Studies
James Frith, University of Texas El Paso, Jacobs JETS Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center, Ed Barker, LZ Technology, Inc, Heather Cowardin, University of Texas El Paso, Jacobs JETS Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center, Brent Buckalew, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center, Phillip Anz-Meador, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center, Susan Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center
Keywords: Orbital Debris, GEO, orbit determination, Modeling, Survey
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Precision Tracking of Decimeter Targets at GEO Distances using the Magdalena Ridge Observatory 2.4-meter Telescope
William Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Eileen Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Keywords: Space situational awareness, GEO-satellites, cubesats
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Characterizing GEO Titan IIIC Transtage Fragmentations Using Ground-based and Telescopic Measurements
Heather Cowardin, University of Texas-El Paso—Jacobs JETS Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center, Phillip Anz-Meador, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center, Jacqueline A. Reyes, University of Texas-El Paso—Jacobs JETS Contract, NASA Johnson Space Center
Keywords: Spectroscopy, Titan Transtage, GEO fragmentation, laboratory measurements
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Exploiting Orbital Data and Observation Campaigns to Improve Space Debris Models
Vitali Braun, IMS Space Consultancy at Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC, Andr´e Horstmann, Institute of Space Systems – TU Braunschweig, Benedikt Reihs, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC, Stijn Lemmens, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC, Klaus Merz, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC, Holger Krag, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC
Keywords: Space debris, mitigation, DRAMA, MASTER
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ESA’s SSA Programme: Activities in Space Surveillance and Tracking
Tim Flohrer, ESA Space Debris Office and support to the Space Situational Awareness Programme Office, ESA/ESOC, Holger Krag, ESA Space Debris Office and support to the Space Situational Awareness Programme Office, ESA/ESOC
Keywords: SSA, Space Surveillance,
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AN/FSY-3 Space Fence System – Sensor Site One/Operations Center Integration Status and Sensor Site Two Planned Capability
Gregory P. Fonder, Rotary and Mission Systems – Lockheed Martin, Peter J. Hack, Rotary and Mission Systems – Lockheed Martin, Matthew R. Hughes, Rotary and Mission Systems – Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Space Fence, SSA
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Detection of Faint Companions in the Vicinity of Geostationary Satellites
Henrique R. Schmitt, Remote Sensing Division – Naval Research Laboratory, Sergio R. Restaino, Remote Sensing Division – Naval Research Laboratory, J. Thomas Armstrong, Remote Sensing Division – Naval Research Laboratory, Ellyn K. Baines, Remote Sensing Division – Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Geostationary satellites, Optical Interferometry, Nearby Companions
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Empirical Dynamic Data Driven Detection and Tracking Using Detectionless and Traditional FiSSt Methods
Shahzad Virani, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Timothy S. Murphy, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus J. Holzinger, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Brandon A. Jones, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics – University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: SSA, Detectionless Tracking, Data-Driven, FiSSt, Multi-Bernoulli, Real-time
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An Autonomous Data Reduction Pipeline for Wide Angle EO Systems
Grant Privett, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Simon George, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, William Feline, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Andrew Ash, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Graham Routledge, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
Keywords: Track identification, autonomous processing, catalogue maintenance
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Medium and Small Aperture Speckle Interferometry for Geostationary On-Orbit-Servicing Space Surveillance
Robert (Lauchie) Scott, PhD, P.Eng, Defence R&D Canada Ottawa
Keywords: On Orbit Servicing, Proximity operations, Closely spaced objects
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The Ultimate Big Data Enterprise Initiative: Defining Functional Capabilities for an International Information System (IIS) for Orbital Space Data (OSD)
Robert Raygan, Integrity Applications Incorporated
Keywords: Orbital Space Data (OSD), International Information System (IIS), big data, space situational awareness, enterprise, agile, IT service management, space object conjunction,
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The Role of Impacts and Momentum Transfer for the Evolution of Envisat’s Attitude State
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute University of Bern, Jiri Silha, Astronomical Institute University of Bern, Holger Krag, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC
Keywords: Attitude modeling, space debris
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Space Objects Maneuvering Detection and Prediction via Inverse Reinforcement Learning
Richard Linares, University of Minnesota, Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona
Keywords: Maneuver detection, Reinforcement Learning, Machine Learning
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Attaining Situational Understanding in the Space Domain
Barry Schiff, Lockheed Martin Corporation, James Foster, Lockheed Martin Corporation, William McShane, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Kameron Simon, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Expert System, Data Fusion, Space Event Risk Assessment, Situational Understanding
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A Cloud-based, Open-Source, Command-and-Control Software Paradigm for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Ryan Melton, Ball Aerospace, Jason Thomas, Ball Aerospace
Keywords: COSMOS, Open Source, C2, Command, Control
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Evaluating Options for Civil Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Bhavya Lal, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Sara A. Carioscia, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute
Keywords: SSA, STM, civil SSA, commercial SSA, commercial space
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An Imagineering Approach to the Future of Space Situational Awareness
Rick Luce, Stellar Solutions, Inc.
Keywords: Imagineering, future, SSA, possibilities, imagine, imagination
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Sensor Tasking for Detection and Custody of HAMR Objects
Carolin Frueh, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Purdue University, Smriti Nandan Paul – School of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Purdue University, Hauke Fiedler, German Space Operations Center (GSOC) and Deutsches Zentrum f¨ur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, German Aerospace Center)
Keywords: Sensor tasking, SSA, Space Traffic Managment, SMARTnet
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Performance of Optimized Scheduled Follow-up Observations for Geosynchronous Space Objects Using Different Genetic Algorithms
Andreas Hinze, DLR/GSOC, Hauke Fiedler, DLR/GSOC, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute – University of Bern
Keywords: Scheduling, genetic algorithm, space debris
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Autonomous Space Object Catalogue Construction and Upkeep Using Sensor Control Theory
Nicholas Moretti, Inovor Technologies, Mark Rutten, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Travis Bessell, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Brittany Morreale, United States Air Force
Keywords: Catalogue construction, sensor management, Space situational awareness
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Generalized Minimum-Time Follow-up Approaches Applied to Tasking Electro-Optical Sensor Tasking
Timothy S. Murphy, The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus J. Holzinger, The Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology
Keywords: Astrodynamics, UCT, Follow up, Telescope, Tasking
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An Autonomous Sensor Tasking Approach for Large Scale Space Object Cataloging
Richard Linares, University of Minnesota, Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona
Keywords: Sensor Tasking, Deep Reinforcement Learning
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Characterization of Hypervelocity Impact Debris from the DebriSat Tests
Paul M. Adams, The Aerospace Corporation, Patti M. Sheaffer, The Aerospace Corporation, Zachary Lingley, The Aerospace Corporation, Gouri Radhakrishnan, The Aerospace Corporation
Keywords: Hypervelocity impact, albedo, DebriSat
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A Deep Machine Learning Algorithm to Optimize the Forecast of Atmospherics
Alexandria M. Russell, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Randall J. Alliss, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Billy D. Felton, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Keywords: Machine Learning, Atmospherics, Imaging, Transmission forecasts
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Testbed Experiment for SPIDER: A Photonic Integrated Circuit-based Interferometricimaging system
Katherine Badham, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Alan Duncan, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Richard L. Kendrick, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Danielle Wuchenich, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Chad Ogden, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Guy Chriqui, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Samuel T. Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, Tiehui Su, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis, Weicheng Lai, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis, Jaeyi Chun, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis, Siwei Li, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis, Guangyao Liu, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis, S. J. B. Yoo, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering – UC Davis
Keywords: Interferometric imaging, photonic integrated circuits, computational imaging, space telescopes
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A Space Object Detection Algorithm using Fourier Domain Likelihood Ratio Test
Maj. David Becker, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dr. Stephen Cain, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Object detection, Fourier domain, algorithm
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Distinguishing Active Box-Wing and Cylindrical Geostationary Satellites Using IR Photometry with NASA’s WISE Spacecraft
Chris H. Lee, Department of Astronomy – University of Michigan (UM), Patrick Seitzer, Department of Astronomy – University of Michigan (UM), Roc M. Cutri, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) – California Institute of Technology, Carl J. Grillmair, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) – California Institute of Technology, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute at the University of Bern (AIUB), Jeremy J. Murray-Krezan, Space C2 Technologies Program – Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Donald Bédard, Department of Physics and Space Science – Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC)
Keywords: GEO, satellite, infrared, WISE
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Hyperspectral Measurements of Space Objects with a Small Format Sensor System
Dr. Robert Crow, Sensing Strategies Inc., Dr. Kathy Crow, Sensing Strategies Inc., Dr. Richard Preston, Sensing Strategies Inc, Dr. Elizabeth Beecher, AFRL/RYMT
Keywords: SSA, hyperspectral, satellite characterization
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Rotation State Evolution of Retired Geosynchronous Satellites
Conor J. Benson, University of Colorado Bouder, Daniel J. Scheeres, University of Colorado Bouder, William H. Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Eileen V. Ryan, Magdalena Ridge Observatory – New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Nicholas Moskovitz, Lowell Observatory
Keywords: Retired goesynchronous satellites, light curves, tumbling rotation states
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Australian Space Situational Awareness Capability Demonstrations
Brittany Morreale, United States Air Force, Travis Bessell, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Mark Rutten, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group, Brian Cheung, National Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division – Defence Science and Technology Group
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Larger Optics and Improved Calibration Techniques for Small Satellite Observations with the ERAU OSCOM System
Sergei Bilardi, Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab – Center for Space and Atmospheric Research and Department of Physical Sciences – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aroh Barjatya, Space and Atmospheric Instrumentation Lab – Center for Space and Atmospheric Research and Department of Physical Sciences – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Forrest Gasdia, Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences – University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: Commercial-off-the-shelf, photometry, unresolved object characterization
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Satellite Characterization Data Collection and Analysis
David Richmond, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Brennan, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Satellite Characterization, SSA, Data Fusion
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Looking Down Through the Clouds – Optical Attenuation through Real-Time Clouds
Jarred Burley, Air Force Institute of Technology, Andrew Lazarewicz, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Devin Dean, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Nicholas Heath, Air Force Technical Applications Center
Keywords: Optical atmospheric attenuation clouds
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Non-traditional Sensor Tasking for SSA: A Case Study
Alex Herz, Orbit Logic, Ella Herz, Orbit Logic, Kenneth Center, Orbit Logic, Isabel Martinez, Orbit Logic, Nick Favero, Orbit Logic, Clinton Clark, ExoAnalytic, William Therien, ExoAnalytic, Mark Jeffries, ExoAnalytic
Keywords: SSA, Sensor Integration, Multi-phenomenology, architectures, planning, scheduling
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Combined SSA Sensor Tasking for Space-to-Space and Ground-to-Space
Alex Herz, Orbit Logic, Ella Herz, Orbit Logic, Kenneth Center, Orbit Logic, Josh Neel, Orbit Logic, Marc Simpson, Orbit Logic
Keywords: SSA, Sensor Tasking, Optimization, Custody, Search, Ground-based sensors, Space-based sensors, sensor modeling, multi-phenomenology sensor support
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Design and Efficiency Analysis of Operational Scenarios for Space Situational Awareness Radar System
Eun Jung Choi, Center for Space Situational Awareness – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Sungki Cho, Center for Space Situational Awareness – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Jung Hyun Jo, Center for Space Situational Awareness – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Jang-Hyun Park, Center for Space Situational Awareness – Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Taejin Chung, Radar & Space Co., Ltd., Jaewoo Park, Radar & Space Co., Ltd., Hocheol Jeon, Radar & Space Co., Ltd., Ami Yun, Radar & Space Co., Ltd., Yonghui Lee, Radar & Space Co., Ltd.
Keywords: Space situational awareness, radar system, space hazards
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Short-Arc Orbit Determination Results and Space Debris Test Observation of the OWL-Net
Jin Choi, University of Science and Technolog (UST) and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Jung Hyun Jo, University of Science and Technolog (UST) and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), Hong-Suh Yim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
Keywords: OWL-Net, orbit estimation, space debris
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Comparison of Geosynchronous Satellites Spectral Signatures During Glint Season
Daniel Weisz, Department of Physics – U.S. Air Force Academy, Francis K. Chun, Department of Physics – U.S. Air Force Academy
Keywords: Slitless spectroscopy, GEO spectra
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Image Registration Using Single Cluster PHD Methods
Mark Campbell, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences – Heriot-Watt University, Isabel Schlangen, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences – Heriot-Watt University, Emmanuel Delande, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences – Heriot-Watt University, and Daniel Clark, Telecom SudParis – Institut Mines-Telecom
Keywords: Orbit determination, target tracking
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Training the Next Generation in Space Situational Awareness Research
Damon Colpo, College of Optical Sciences – University of Arizona, Vishnu Reddy, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory – University of Arizona, Sameep Arora, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering – University of Arizona, Scott Tucker, Starizona, Lindsie Jeffries, Biomechanical Engineering – University of Arizona, Doug May, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering – University of Arizona, Ryan Bronson, College of Optical Sciences – University of Arizona, Evelyn Hunten, Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Arizona
Keywords: Education, Telescope, Instrumentation
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Satellite and Debris Characterisation in LEO and GEO Using Adaptive Optics
M. Copeland, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), F. Bennet, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), F. Rigaut, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), C. d’Orgeville, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), V. Korkiakoski, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics – Australian National University and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited), C. Smith, EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd and Space Environment Research Centre (SERC Limited)
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Imaging, Characterisation
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Photometric and Other Analyses of Energetic Events Related to 2017 GEO RSO Anomalies
Phillip Cunio, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Michael Bantel, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Brien R. Flewelling, ExoAnalytic Solutions, William Therien, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mark W. Jeffries, Jr., ExoAnalytic Solutions, Monica Montoya, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Rhett Butler, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Douglas Hendrix, ExoAnalytic Solutions
Keywords: Orbit determination, long-duration orbit propagation, photometrics, defunct satellites, space traffic management
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Satellite Articulation Characterization from an Image Trajectory Matrix Using Optimization
David H. Curtis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Richard G. Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Satellite inspection, inspection route evaluation, computer vision, satellite articulation, satellite characterization
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Improved Orbit Determination of LEO CubeSats: Project LEDsat
James Cutler, Department of Aerospace Engineering – University of Michigan, Patrick Seitzer, Department of Astronomy – University of Michigan, Chris H. Lee, Department of Astronomy – University of Michigan, Peter Washabaugh, Department of Aerospace Engineering – University of Michigan, Srinagesh Sharma, Department of Aerospace Engineering – University of Michigan, Robert Gitten, Department of Aerospace Engineering – University of Michigan, Fabrizio Piergentili, Fabio Santoni, Sapienza University of Rome, Tommaso Cardona, Sapienza University of Rome, Giammarco Cialone, Sapienza University of Rome, Lorenzo Frezza, Sapienza University of Rome, Andrea Gianfermo, Sapienza University of Rome, Paolo Marzioli, Sapienza University of Rome, Sylvia Masillo, Sapienza University of Rome, Alice Pellegrino, Sapienza University of Rome, Thomas Schildknecht, University of Bern, Donald Bedard, Royal Military College of Canada, Heather Cowardin, University of Texas-El Paso, Jacobs/Jets
Keywords: CubeSats, orbit determination, optical tracking
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GEO Optical Data Association with Concurrent Metric and Photometric Information
Phan Dao, Air Force Research Laboratory, Dave Monet, United States Naval Observatory
Keywords: Photometric, astrometric, GEO, cross-tags
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Autonomous Orbit Propagation for GPS Equipped Cubesats
Gim J. Der, Der Astrodynamics, Andrew E. Kalman, Pumpkin, Inc
Keywords: Cubestas, autonomous orbit propagation
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Recent Developments in Shadow Imaging
David G. Sheppard, Integrity Applications Incorporated, Dennis M. Douglas, Integrity Applications Incorporated, Bobby R. Hunt, Integrity Applications Incorporated, Ariel Todoki, Integrity Applications Incorporated,
Keywords: Shadow imaging, GEO satellites, unconventional imaging
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Spectroscopic Characterization of GEO Satellites with Gunma LOW Resolution Spectrograph
Takao Endo, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Information Technology R&D Center, Hitomi Ono, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Information Technology R&D Center, Mana Hosokawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Information Technology R&D Center, Toshiyuki Ando, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Information Technology R&D Center, Takashi Takanezawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation – Communication Systems Center, Osamu Hashimoto, Gunma Astronomical Observatory
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, GEO, Satellite, characterization, Non-resolved Object, Spectroscopy, Ground-base observation
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A Phased Array of Widely Separated Antennas for Space Communication and Planetary Radar
Dr. Barry Geldzahler, NASA Headquarters, Chris Bershad, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Robert Brown, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Rachel Cox, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Richard Hoblitzell, NASA Kennedy Space Center, John Kiriazes, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Bruce Ledford, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Michael Miller, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Gary Woods, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Timothy Cornish, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Larry D’Addario, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Faramaz Davarian, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dennis Lee, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Philip Tsao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jason Soloff, NASA Johnson Space Flight Center, Dr. Ken Church, Sciperio Inc., Dr. Paul Deffenbaugh, Sciperio Inc., Keith Abernethy, Southern Research Inc., William Anderson, Southern Research Inc., John Collier, Southern Research Inc., Greg Wellen, Southern Research Inc.
Keywords: Ka band radar, SSA, digital manufacturing
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Aperture Partitioning Element Results
Steven Griffin, Boeing
Keywords: Post processing, imaging
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Investigating Metrics Based on Phase Variance for Atmospheric Turbulence Effects on a 10km Laser Beam Propagation Path
Diego A. Lozano Jimenez, Department of Mechanical Engineering – University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. Vinod Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering – University of Texas at El Paso, Dr. V.S. Rao Gudimetla, Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Deep turbulence, Laser Prorogation, Phase screen, Fractal dimension, Intermittent
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Simulations for Improved Imaging of Faint Objects at Maui Space Surveillance Site
Richard Holmes, Boeing LTS, Michael Roggemann, Michigan Technological University, Michael Werth, Boeing LTS, Jacob Lucas, Boeing LTS, Daniel Thompson, Boeing LTS
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Imaging, Dim object identification
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Image Restoration from Limited Data
Douglas Hope, Hart Scientific Consulting International, Michael Hart, Hart Scientific Consulting International, T. Ryan Swindle, Air Force Research Laboratory, Stuart M. Jefferies, Georgia State University
Keywords: Imaging, Image Restoration
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A Validation Method of ESA’s MASTER 1 cm Population in Low Earth Orbit
A. Horstmann, Institute of Space Systems – Technische Universitat Braunschweig, E. Stoll, Institute of Space Systems – Technische Universitat Braunschweig, H. Krag, Space Debris Office – ESA/ESOC
Keywords: MASTER, Space Debris, Modeling, Radar, Fengyun, Fragmentation,
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Design and Commissioning of a Transportable Laser Ranging Station STAR-C
Leif Humbert, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Technical Physics, Thomas Hasenohr, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Technical Physics, Daniel Hampf, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Technical Physics, Wolfgang Riede, German Aerospace Center, Institute of Technical Physics
Keywords: LEO, space debris, orbital debris, Space Situational Awareness, SSA, laser ranging, ground station
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Application of Multi-Hypothesis Sequential Monte Carlo for Breakup Analysis
W.R. Faber, Applied Defense Solutions, Waqar Zaidi, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam I 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: Light Curve Analysis; Information theory; functional Data Analysis;
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Shape and Orbit Estimation Technique for Space Debris Observation Using the Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radar (MU Radar)
Naruomi Ikeda, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University, Taiga Nishimura, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University, Taiki Iwahori, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University, Mamoru Yamamoto, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University, Hiroyuki Hashiguchi, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University, Hiroshi Yamakawa, Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) – Kyoto University
Keywords: Space Debris, Atmosphere Radar, Signal Processing
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Applying Cognitive Fusion to Space Situational Awareness
Steven Ingram, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Margaret Shaw, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Moses Chan, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Keywords: Space Situation Awareness, Cognitive, Fusion, Natural Language Processing, Probabilistic Graph Model, IBM, Watson, Geostatiionary Orbit, Satellite
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Dynamic Aperture Diversity
Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University, Allister Knox, Georgia State University, Amar Dhada, Georgia State University, Caleb Abbott, Georgia State University, Douglas Hope, Hope Scientific Renaissance LLC
Keywords: Image restoration, aperture diversity,
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Space Object Classification Using Fused Features of Time Series Data
Bin Jia, Inteeligent Fusion Technology Inc, Khanh D. Pham, Air Force Research Lab, Erick Blasch, Air Force Research Lab, Dan Shen, Intelligent Fusion Technology Inc., Zhonghai Wang, Intelligent Fusion Technology Inc., Genshe Chen, Intelligent Fusion Technology Inc.,
Keywords: Space Object Classification; Light curve; Energy; Clustering; Support Vector Machine, Information Fusion.
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Research to Operations Transition of an Auroral Specification and Forecast Model
James Jones, Northrop Grumman, Sean Sanders, Northrop Grumman, Bryan Davis, Air Force Space Command, Space and Missile Systems Center, Remote Sensing Systems Directorate, Cecilia Hedrick, ATECH, Elizabeth J. Mitchell, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Jeffery M. Cox, The Aerospace Corporation
Keywords: Aurora, magnetosphere, radar, clutter, UHF, research, operations, transition, agile
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A Simulation Environment to Determine the Performance of SSA Systems
C. Kebschull, Institute of Space Systems – TU Braunschweig, L. Reichstein, Institute of Space Systems – TU Braunschweig, E. Stoll, Institute of Space Systems – TU Braunschweig
Keywords: Measurement Generation, Orbit Determination, Simulation
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Geosynchronous Patrol Orbit for Space Situational Awareness
Blair Thompson, Applied Defense Solutions, Thomas Kelecy, Applied Defense Solutions, Thomas Kubancik, Applied Defense Solutions, Tim Flora, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Michael Chylla, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Debra Rose, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Keywords: Geosynchronous, orbit architecture, space surveillance
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Integrating Machine Learning into Space Operations
Kevin G. Kelly, United States Air Force
Keywords: Machine learning, anomaly detection, deep learning
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DVD-COOP: Innovative Conjunction Prediction Using Voronoi-filter based on the Dynamic Voronoi Diagram of 3D Spheres
Jehyun Cha, School of Mechanical Engineering – Hanyang University, Joonghyun Ryu, Molecular Geometry and Voronoi Diagram Research Center – Hanyang University, Mokwon Lee, School of Mechanical Engineering – Hanyang University, Chanyoung Song, School of Mechanical Engineering – Hanyang University, Youngsong Cho, Molecular Geometry and Voronoi Diagram Research Center – Hanyang University, Paul Schumacher, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Misoon Mah, US Air Force Research Laboratory, Deok-Soo Kim, School of Mechanical Engineering – Hanyang University and Molecular Geometry and Voronoi Diagram Research Center – Hanyang University
Keywords: Space situational awareness(SSA), Conjunction prediction, Voronoi diagram, High-performance computation, Algorithm
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Publicly Available Geosynchronous (GEO) Space Object Catalog for Future Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Studies
Darin C. Koblick, California State University Long Beach and Claremont Graduate University, Praveen Shankar, California State University Long Beach, Shujing Xu, University of California San Diego
Keywords: GEO, SSA, Satellite Catalog, 2050, Projection, Modeling and Simulation
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Utilizing Cubesatellites for Characterization of the AN/FSY-3 Space Fence System and Other Sensors
Michael G. Koltiska, United States Air Force, Brandon Pierce, United States Air Force Academy, Carlos Maldonado, Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center – USAFA, Trey Quiller, Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center – USAFA, Matthew McHarg, Space Physics and Atmospheric Research Center – USAFA, Bruce Bishop, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 4
Keywords: Space Fence, Cubesatellite, Phased-Array Radar, Optical Sensor, Calibration Satellite, Operational Testing
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The Solaris-Panoptes Global Network of Robotic Telescopes and the Borowiec Satellite Laser Ranging System for SST: A Progress Report
Maciej Konacki, Baltic Institute of Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences, Pawel Lejba, Space Research Center – Polish Academy of Sciences, Piotr Sybilski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences and Sybilla Technologies, Rafal Pawlaszek, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences and Sybilla Technologies, Stanislaw Kozlowski, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences and Cillium Engineering, Tomasz Suchodolski, Space Research Center – Polish Academy of Sciences, Mariusz Slonina, Sybilla Technologies, Michal Litwicki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences and Cillium Engineering, Agnieszka Sybilska, Baltic Institute of Technology and Sybilla Technologies, Beata Rogowska, Baltic Institute of Technology, Ulrich Kolb, School of Physical Sciences – The Open University, Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Johannes Baader, Baader Planetarium GmbH, Paul Groot, Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP – Radboud University, Steven Bloemen, Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP – Radboud University and NOVA Optical InfraRed Instrumentation Group, Milena Ratajczak, Institute of Astronomy, Wroclaw University, Krzysztof Helminiak, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center – Polish Academy of Sciences, Rafal Borek, Inspectorate for Implementation of Innovative Defense Technologies – Ministry of Defense, Pawel Chodosiewicz, Polish Space Agency – Defense Projects, Arkadiusz Chimicz, Polish Space Agency – Defense Projects
Keywords: Robotic telescopes, laser ranging, software for SST
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Technical Description of a Novel Sensor Network Architecture and Results of Radar and Optical Sensors contributing to a UK Cueing Experiment
Darcy Ladd, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Richard Reeves, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Emal Rumi, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Mike Trethewey, Control Loop Concepts Limited, Mark Fortescue, Control Loop Concepts Limited, Graham Appleby, NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Matt Wilkinson, NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Rob Sherwood, NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Andy Ash, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Craig Cooper, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Paul Rayfield, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Keywords: Radar, optical, network, cueing
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Automated Cloud Observation for Ground Telescope Optimization
Ben Lane, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mark W. Jeffries Jr, ExoAnalytic Solutions, William Therien, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Hung Nguyen, ExoAnalytic Solutions
Keywords: SSA, Automation, Small Telescope, Big Data, Optimization
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Cloud Services for Space Situational Awareness
Sarah Law, Raytheon, Jared Dorny, Raytheon, Jared Stallings, Raytheon, Jabari Loving, Raytheon
Keywords: SSA, ephemeris, scalable, distributed, data, repository
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NASA’s Optical Program on Ascension Island: Bringing MCAT to Life as the Eugene Stansbery-Meter Class Autonomous Telescope (ES-MCAT)
S. M. Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center – Orbital Debris Program Office, P. Hickson, University of British Columbia/Euclid Research, H. M. Cowardin, University of Texas El Paso, Jacobs JETS, B. Buckalew, JETS/Jacobs, J. Frith, University of Texas El Paso, Jacobs JETS, R. Alliss, Northrop Grumman Corp
Keywords: Orbital Debris, Optical Telescopes, Autonomous
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WENESSA, Wide Eye-Narrow Eye Space Simulation fo Situational Awareness
Ouail Albairat, Air Force Research Laboratory –Directed Energy Directorate, Don M. Payne, Air Force Research Laboratory –Directed Energy Directorate, Paul D. LeVan, Air Force Research Laboratory –Directed Energy Directorate, Khanh K. Luu, Air Force Research Laboratory –Directed Energy Directorate, Earl Spillar, Air Force Research Laboratory –Directed Energy Directorate, Wes Freiwald, Integrity Applications Inc, Kris Hamada, Integrity Applications Inc, Jeff Houchard, Integrity Applications Inc
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Ever Wonder What’s in Molniya? We do.
John T. McGraw, J.T. McGraw and Associates LLC and University of New Mexico, Peter C. Zimmer, J.T, McGraw and Associates LLC, Mark R. Ackermann, J.T. McGraw and Associates LLC
Keywords: Optical telescope, Molniya, MEO, HEO, blind, SSA
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Modular Mount Control System for Telescopes
John Mooney, The Boeing Company, Richard Cleis, The Boeing Company, Trent Kyono, The Boeing Company, Matthew Edwards, The Boeing Company,
Keywords: Mount control, small telescope control system
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Harnessing Orbital Debris to Sense the Space Environment
Shaylah Mutschler, University of Colorado Boulder, Penina Axelrad, University of Colorado Boulder, Tomoko Matsuo, University of Colorado, Boulder
Keywords: Space Debris, SSA, LEO, Space Weather, Atmospheric Drag
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Fuel Optimal, Finite Thrust Guidance Methods to Circumnavigate with Lighting Constraints
Eric R. Prince, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ryan W. Carr, Air Force Institute of Technology, Richard G. Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: GEO SSA, space-based assets, optimal control, optimization, relative satellite motion, formation flying, proximity operations, astrodynamics
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TC4 Observing Campaign: An Operational Test of NASA Planetary Defense Network
Vishnu Reddy, Lunar and Planetary Lab – University of Arizona, Michael S. Kelley, NASA Headquarters, Rob R. Landis, NASA Johnson Space Center
Keywords: Planetary Defense, Near-Earth Objects, Characterization
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Exhaustive Strategy for Optical Survey of Geosynchronous Region using TAROT Telescopes
Pascal Richard, CNES, Carlos Yanez, CNES, Vincent Morand, CNES, Agnès Verzeni, CAP GEMINI, Michel Boer, ARTEMIS (UCA – CNRS – OCA), Alain Klotz, IRAP (CNRS – UPS)
Keywords: Space surveillance, autonomous telescope, telescopes network
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Single Photon Counting Large Format Imaging Sensors with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Space Sciences Laboratory – U.C. Berkeley, Camden Ertley, Space Sciences Laboratory – U.C. Berkeley, John V. Vallerga, Space Sciences Laboratory – U.C. Berkeley, Till Cremer, Incom Inc., Chris A. Craven, Incom Inc., Alexey Lyashenko, Incom Inc., Michael J. Minot
Keywords: High time resolution, photon counting, imaging, sensors, microchannel plate, photon counting, timing
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Preliminary CubeSat Design for Laser Remote Maneuver of Space Debris at the Space Environment Research Centre
Jefferson Dixon, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, John DiPrete, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Jacquilyn Green, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Christopher Healy, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, William Underwood, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Isaac Wittenstein, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Liam Smith, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Advanced Technology Center, Kathryn A. Wingate, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology, Marcus J. Holzinger, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering – Georgia Institute of Technology
Keywords: Space Debris, SERC, Laser Maneuver, SSA, Lockheed Martin
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Automated Terrestrial EMI Emitter Detection, Classification, and Localization
Richard Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates Inc, James Ong, Stottler Henke Associates Inc, Chris Gioia, Stottler Henke Associates Inc, Chris Bowman, Data Fusion & Neural Networks, Apoorva Bhopale, Air Force Research Lab
Keywords: Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI), Terrestrial EMI, EMI detection and Identification, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Behavior Transition Network (BTN)
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Automatic Satellite Telemetry Analysis for SSA using Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Richard Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates Inc, Jay Mao, Stottler Henke Associates Inc
Keywords: Automatic Satellite Telemetry Analysis, Deep Learning, Case-Based Reasoning (CBR), Behavior Transition Networks (BTNs), Satellite Anomalies, Artificial Intelligence
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Sohbrit: Autonomous COTS System for Satellite Characterization
Nicholas Blazier, Sandia National Laboratories, Samuel Tarin, Sandia National Laboratories, Mitchell Wells, Sandia National Laboratories, Nathanael Brown, Sandia National Laboratories, Prabal Nandy, Sandia National Laboratories, Drew Woodbury, Sandia National Laboratories
Keywords: Autonomous telescope, geosynchronous characterization, sohbrit
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Network Enabled – Unresolved Residual Analysis and Learning (NEURAL)
Dwight Temple, ExoAnalytic Solutions, Mark Poole, Nou-systems, Matt Camp, SAIC
Keywords: Machine learning space orbit prediction perturbation neural network residual error
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Daytime Sky Brightness Characterization for Persistent GEO SSA
Grant Thomas, Air Force Institute of Technology, Richard G. Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Daytime imaging, LEO, polarimetric, small telescope, long-wave infrared, ground-based SSA, non-resolved, thermal imaging
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Optical In-Situ Monitor – A Step towards European Space-Based Debris Observations
Jens Utzmann, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Luis Ferreira, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Gerard Vives, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Lionel Métrailler, AIUB, Nicolas Lièvre, Micos Engineering GmbH, Tim Flohrer, ESA-ESOC
Keywords: Space-based optical debris monitoring, SSA, Space Debris, Small LEO Debris, GEO surveillance
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LauncherOne: Virgin Orbit’s Dedicated Launch Vehicle for Small Satellites & Impact to the Space Enterprise Vision
Mandy Vaughn, VOX Space, Jeff Kwong, VOX Space, Will Pomerantz, Virgin Orbit
Keywords: Space situational awareness, space-based space surveillance, small satellites, commercial space
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Passive Optical Link Budget for LEO Space Surveillance
Paul Wagner, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Thomas Hasenohr, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Daniel Hampf, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Fabian Sproll, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Leif Humbert, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Jens Rodmann, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics, Wolfgang Riede, German Aerospace Center – Institute of Technical Physics
Keywords: LEO, space debris, orbital debris, staring camera, space situational awareness, SSA, wide-field optical space surveillance, laser ranging
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Dynamics Observation of Space Objects Using Adaptive Optics Simulation and Light Curve Analysis
Kazufumi Watanabe, Kyushu University, Toshiya Hanada, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Kyushu University, Koki Fujita, Aerospace Engineering – Nippon Bunri University
Keywords: Light Curve, Adaptive Optics, Kalman Filter, Genetic Algorism, Optical Observation
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Automation of a Wave-Optics Simulation and Image Post-Processing Package on Riptide
Michael Werth, Boeing LTS, Jacob Lucas, Boeing LTS, Daniel Thompson, Boeing LTS, Michael Abercrombie, Boeing LTS, Richard Holmes, Boeing LTS, Michael Roggemann, Michigan Technological University
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Imaging, Modeling, Supercomputer
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Improved Anomaly Detection using Integrated Supervised and Unsupervised Processing
Bobby Hunt, Integrity Applications Incorporated – Pacific Defense Solutions, David G. Sheppard, Integrity Applications Incorporated – Pacific Defense Solutions, Charles J. Wetterer, Integrity Applications Incorporated – Pacific Defense Solutions
Keywords: Non-resolved satellite SSA, feature identification
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Debris Object Orbit Initialization Using the Probabilistic Admissible Region with Asynchronous Heterogeneous Observations
Waqar H. Zaidi, Applied Defense Solutions, Weston. R. Faber, Applied Defense Solutions, Islam. I. Hussein, Applied Defense Solutions, Michael Mercurio, Applied Defense Solutions, Christopher W. T. Roscoe, Applied Defense Solutions, Matthew P. Wilkins, Applied Defense Solutions
Keywords: Data association, catalog correlation, information theory, type 1 errors, type 2 errors, sequential probability ratio test
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Orbital Resonances in the Vinti Solution
Laura Duffy Zurita, Air Force Institute of Technology, Air Force Research Labs
Keywords: Astrodynamics, Orbital Resonance, Vinti Solution
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