2019 Technical Papers

Demonstration of Shift, Scale, and Rotation Invariant Target Recognition Using Polar Mellin Transforms in a Hybrid Opto-Electronic Correlator
Julian Gamboa, Northwestern University; Mohamed Fouda, Northwestern University; Stephen Johnson, Northwestern University; Selim Shahriar, Northwestern University
Keywords: Image Recognition, Surveillance, Shift Invariance, Scale Invariance, Rotation Invariance, Digital Holography, Hybrid Opto-electronic Correlator, Polar Mellin Transform
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High-Resolution Imaging of Closely Space Objects with High Contrast Ratios
Douglas Hope, Georgia State University; Stuart Jefferies, Georgia State University; Gianluca Li Causi, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics; Marco Stangalini, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics; Fernando Pedichini, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics; Massimiliano Mattioli, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics; Simone Antoniucci, INAF-OAR National Institute for Astrophysics; Vincenzo Testa, INAF-OAR National Institute of Astrophysics; Robert Piazzesi, INAF-OAR National Institute of Astrophysic
Keywords: High contrast Imaging, Exa-Planet Detection, Image Restoration on AO-Corrected Imagery
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Satellite and Debris Characterisation with Adaptive Optics Imaging
Michael Copeland, Australian National University; Francis Bennet, Australian National University; Celine d’Orgeville, Australian National University; Visa Korkiakoski, Australian National University; Marcus Lingham, Australian National University; Ian Price, Australian National University; Francois Rigaut, Australian National University; Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Object Characterisation, Tracking
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Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution Accelerated with Graphical Processing Units (GPUs)
Michael Werth, The Boeing Company; Brandoch Calef, The Boeing Company; Kevin Roe, The Boeing Company; Amanda Conti, Air Force Research Laboratory
Keywords: Imaging, Ground-Based Telescopes, GPU, GPGPU, CUDA, Software
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Object Detection Methods for Optical Survey Measurements
Alejandro Pastor, GMV; Diego Escobar, GMV; Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Alberto Águeda, GMV
Keywords: Space Debris, Space Surveillance and Tracking, Catalogue Build-Up, Track Association, Orbit Determination
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On-Orbit Observations of Conjuncting Space Objects Prior to the Time of Closest Approach
Robert “Lauchie” Scott, Defence R&D Canada; Stefan Thorsteinson, Calian Inc. ; Viqar Abbasi, Canadian Space Agency
Keywords: Small Satellites, Conjunctions, Optical Measurements, Space Debris
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Physics-Based Approach to Density Estimation and Prediction Using Orbital Debris Tracking Data
Shaylah Mutschler, University of Colorado Boulder; Penina Axelrad, University of Colorado Boulder; Tomoko Matsuo, University of Colorado Boulder; Eric Sutton, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: Orbital Debris, SSA, LEO, Space Weather, Atmospheric Drag, Density, Acceleration Estimation, Particle Filter, Ensemble Filter, Physics-based Space Environment Model
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An Australian Conjunction Assessment Service
James Bennett, EOS Space Systems; Michael Lachut, EOS Space Systems; David Kooymans, EOS Space Systems; Alex Pollard, EOS Space Systems; Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems, Sven K. Flegel, Space Environment Research Centre; Marek Moeckel, Space Environment Research Centre; Joseph O’Leary, Space Environment Research Centre; Richard Samuel, Space Environment Research Centre; Jeffrey Wardman, Space Environment Research Centre; Daniel Kucharski, Space Environment Research Centre; James Allworth, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney; Andrew Edwards, Optus Satellite Systems; Anthony Belo, Optus Satellite Systems
Keywords: Conjunction Assessemnts, Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, Laser Manoeuvre
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Statistical Covariance Realism Assessment of LeoLabs’ Orbit Determination System
Inkwan Park, LeoLabs; Matthew Stevenson, LeoLabs; Michael Nicolls, LeoLabs; Edward Lu, LeoLabs; Nathan Griffith, LeoLabs, Inc.; Chris Rosner, LeoLabs, Inc.;
Keywords: Covariance Realism, Reliability, Overlap Analysis, Low Earth Orbit Object, Reliability
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Space Object Tracking using a Jump Markov System based Delta-GLMB filter for Space Situational Awareness
Diluka Moratuwage, Universidad de Chile; Martin Adams, Universidad de Chile; Leonardo Cament, Universidad de Chile
Keywords: Random Finite Set (RFS), Jump Markov System (JMS), Admissible Regions (AR), Multi-target Tracking
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Dynamic Calibration of Multiple Data Types
Thomas Kelecy, L3 Harris; Emily Lambert, L3 Harris; Benjamin Sunderland, L3 Harris; Vivek Desai, University of Texas, Austin
Keywords: USKF, Calibration, Optical, Range
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Aliasing of Unmodeled Gravity Effects in Estimates of Non-Conservative Force Coefficients
Vishal Ray, University of Colorado Boulder; Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: Prediction, Estimation, Drag Coefficient, Atmospheric Drag, Gravitational Field, Solar Radiation Pressure
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Multi-Fidelity Orbit Uncertainty Propagation with Systematic Errors
Brandon Jones, University of Texas at Austin; Emmanuel Delande, The University of Texas at Austin; Enrico Zucchelli, University of Texas at Austin; Moriba Jah, University of Texas at Austin
Keywords: Astrodynamics, Propagation, Uncertainty
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Data Association for Too-Short Arc Scenarios with Initial and Boundary Value Formulations
Laura Pirovano, Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey; Roberto Armellin, Surrey Space Centre; Jan Siminski, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office; Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office
Keywords: Data Association, Multi-Target Tracking, Differential Algebra
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Feature-Based Satellite Detection Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Justin Fletcher, Air Force Space Command; Ian McQuaid, Air Force Research Laboratory; Peter Thomas, Air Force Research Laboratory; Jeremiah Sanders, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Greg Martin, Centuari
Keywords: Computer Vision, Generative Adversarial Networks, Object Detection
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Shape Identification of Space Objects via Light Curve Inversion Using Deep Learning Models
Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona; Richard Linares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Vishnu Reddy, University of Arizona
Keywords: Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, Light Curve Inversion
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Automated Resolution Scoring of Ground-Based LEO Observations Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Jacob Lucas, The Boeing Company; Trent Kyono, The Boeing Company; Michael Werth, The Boeing Company; Justin Fletcher, Odyssey Systems Consulting; Ian McQuaid, AFRL
Keywords: Convolutional Neural Netrorks, Machine Learning, Imaging, SSA
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Use of AI for Satellite Model Determination from Low Resolution 2D Images
Leon Muratov, Spectral Sciences Inc; Timothy Perkins, Spectral Sciences Inc; Marsha Fox, Spectral Sciences Inc; Xuemin Jin, Northeastern Universith ; Paul LeVan, Air Force Research Laboratory/RDST
Keywords: Satellite, 3D Reconstruction, Neural Network, Image, Model, QUID, Synthetic Image, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence.
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Space Object Attitude Stability Determined from Radar Cross-Section Statistics
Matthew Stevenson, LeoLabs; Michael Nicolls, LeoLabs; Chris Rosner, LeoLabs, Inc.
Keywords: Attitude Stability, Low Earth Orbit, Radar Cross Section, Statistical Analysis, Leolabs, Data Service
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Attitude Estimation of Space Objects Using Imaging Observations and Deep Learning
Ryohei Arakawa, Kyushu University; Yuri Matsushita, Kyushu University; Toshiya Hanada, Kyushu University; Yasuhiro Yoshimura, Kyushu University; Shuji Nagasaki, Kyushu University
Keywords: Imaging Observations, Adaptive Optics, CNN
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Autonomous Shape Estimation Using Ranging Sensors
Emily Lambert, L3 Harris; Weston Faber, L3 Harris; Islam Nazmy, L3HARRIS; Islam Hussein, L3 Harris;
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness; Autonomy; Shape Estimation; Guidance Navigation and Control; Random Finite Sets
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Satellite Shape Recovery from Light Curves with Noise
Siwei Fan, Purdue University; Alex Friedman, Purdue University; Carolin Frueh, Purdue University;
Keywords: Light Curves, Shape Recovery, Inversion
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Evaluating Catalog Photometric Uncertainties of Satellites Using Bayer Arrays
T.J. Rodigas, L3Harris Applied Defense Solutions; Kevin Melloy, L3Harris Applied Defense Solutions; Mark Bolden, L3Harris Applied Defense Solutions; Michael Butterfield, L3Harris Applied Defense Solutions; Ryan Shier, L3Harris Applied Defense Solutions
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Sensors, Imaging, Telescopes, Photometry
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Sensor Network for Global Monitoring of Spacecraft Situational Awareness
Mark Werremeyer, Raytheon; Sheldon Clark, Raytheon; Jared Dorny, Raytheon; Vince Pascente, Raytheon
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Sensor, Network, Cloud, Data, Intelligence
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Daylight Imaging of LEO Satellites Using COTS Hardware
Nathan Estell, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Dylan Ma, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering; Patrick Seitzer, University of Michigan, Dept of Astronomy
Keywords: Daytime Imaging, SSA, Optical
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Spectral Performance Optimization of Small Telescopes for Space Object Detection
Gregory Badura, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Christopher Valenta, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Brian Gunter, Georgia Institute of Technology; Luke Renegar, Georgia Institute of Technology; Devin Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Keywords: Telescope and Sensor Design, Optimization, Infrared
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Ground-Based, Daytime Modeling and Observations in SWIR for Satellite Custody
Grant Thomas, Air Force Institute of Technology; Richard Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Daytime Imaging, Unresolved, SWIR, Low-Cost, COTS, Ground-Based, SSA, Modeling
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Atmospheric Characterization of the Space Environment: Unique Observations from Haleakala
Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Keywords: Atmospheric Measurements, Deep Learning, Atmospheric Predictions
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Parametric Interaction of VLF and ELF Waves in the Lonosphere and Impact on Energetic Electrons in a Radiation Belt
Vladimir Sotnikov, Air Force Research Laboratory; James Caplinger, Air Force Research Laboratory; Tony Kim, Air Force Research Laboratory; Evgeny Mishin, Air Force Research Laboratory; Naum Gershenzon, Wright State University; Amit Sharma, Wright State University; Daniel Main, Tech-X Inc.
Keywords: Ionosphere, Radiation Belt, Plasmapause, Space Weather
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Optical Sensor Model and its Effects on the Design of Sensor Networks and Tracking
Carolin Frueh, Purdue University; Bryan Little, Purdue University; John McGraw, J. T. McGraw and Associates
Keywords: Optical Sensors, Sensor Tasking, Multi-Target Tracking
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Optical Measurements of Faint LEO RSOs: CubeSats and Fengyun 1C Debris
Peter Zimmer, J. T. McGraw and Associates; John McGraw, J. T. McGraw and Associates; Mark Ackermann, J.T. McGraw and Associates, LLC
Keywords: Optical, SSA, Telescope, Debris, Faint
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BVRI Photometry of Space Debris Objects at the Astronomical and Geophysical Observatory in Modra
Matej Zigo, Comenius University in Bratislava; Jiri Silha, Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics; Stanislav Krajčovič, Comenius University
Keywords: Space Debris, Color Index, Light Curve, GEO
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ESA Optical Surveys to Characterize Recent Fragmentation Events in GEO and HEO
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomisches Institut Universität Bern; Alessandro Vananti, Astronomische Institut Universitär Bern; Emiliano Cordelli, Astronomisches Institut Universität Bern Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office;
Keywords: Space Debris, Optical Surveys, Breakup Event, Fragmentation Event
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Space Environment Management: A Common Sense Framework for Controlling Orbital Debris Risk
Darren McKnight, Centauri; Timothy Maclay, OneWeb
Keywords: Space Safety, Orbital Debris, Debris Mitigation, Debris Remediation
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Methodology for Comparison of Algorithms for Real-World Multi-Objective Optimization Problems: Space Surveillance Network Design
Troy Dontigney, United States Air Force; Laurence Merkle, Air Force Institute of Technology; Richard Cobb, Air Force Institute of Technology; John Colombi, Air Force Institute of Technology; Gary Lamonth, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms, Pareto Front Comparison, High-Performance Computing, Modeling and Simulation
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KARI Recent Activities on SSA & STM
Jaedong Seong, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI); Okchul Jung, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI); Dae Won Chung, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Keywords: KARI, Space Debris, Space Situational Awareness, Space Traffic Management
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Automatic, Intelligent Commercial SSA Sensor Scheduling
Richard Stottler, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
Keywords: Space Surveillance Network (SSN), Scheduling, Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Schedule Optimization, Resource Allocation, Sensor Management, Commercial SSA sensors
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Policy and Geopolitical Implications of Launch-on-Demand Capabilities
Liberty Shockley, U.S. Air Force; Robert Bettinger, U.S. Air Force
Keywords: Space Law, Launch-on-Demand, Rocket Cargo, Space Lift, Treaty Compliance
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Optical, Laser and Processing Capabilities of the New Polish Space Situational Awareness Centre
Maciej Konacki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences; Adrian Malacz, Polish Space Agency; Arkadiusz Chimicz, Polish Space Agency; Paweł Lejba, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Borowiec Astrogeodynamic Observatory; Piotr Sybilski, Sybilla Technologies; Rafał Pawłaszek, Sybilla Technologies; Stanisław Kozłowski, Cillium Engineering; Tomasz Suchodolski, Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Sciences, Borowiec Astrogeodynamic Observatory; Krzysztof Kozłowski, Institute of Automation and Robotics; Agnieszka Sybilska, Baltic Institute of Technology; Beata Rogowska, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences; Dariusz Pazderski, Institute of Automation and Robotics; Michał Żołnowski, 6Roads Ltd; Andy Shearer, National University of Ireland Galway; Agnieszka Słowikowska, Centre for Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus; Maciej Pilichowski, Sybilla Technologies; Marek Malawski, Polish Space Agency; Marcin Gędek, 6Roads Ltd
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Polish Space Situational Awareness Centre, Polish Space Agency, European Union Space Surveillance and Tracking Consortium
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Detection, Tracking, and Characterization of Small, Faint Targets at GEO Distances using the Magdalena Ridge Observatory 2.4-meter Telescope
William Ryan, New Mexico Tech/MRO; Eileen Ryan, New Mexico Tech/MRO
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, GEO-Satellites, Ground-Based Telescopic Observations, Data Analysis
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Focusing the Space Law Games: Overcoming Operational and Legal Barriers to Space Situational Awareness
Ralph Dinsley, Northern Space and Security Ltd/Reflecting Space; Christopher Newman, Northumbria University
Keywords: Space Law, Data, Space Traffic Management, Litigation, Simulation
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Cooperative Multi-Spacecraft Observation of Incoming Space Threats
Ravi teja Nallapu, University of Arizona/ SpaceTREx; Jekan Thangavelautham, Univ. of Arizona/SpaceTREx
Keywords: Constellation Design, Meteor Localization, Orbital Simulation, Multi-Spacecraft Localization algorithms
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The ELSA-d End-of-life Debris Removal Mission: Mission Design, In-flight Safety, and Preparations for Launch
Jason Forshaw, Astroscale; Ron Lopez, Astroscale; Akira Okamoto, Astroscale; Chris Blackerby, Astroscale; Nobu Okada, Astroscale
Keywords: End of Life, Debris Removal, ELSA-d, Rendezvous Proximity Operations, RPO, AIT, Launch
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Geosynchronous Orbit CubeSat Operating Guidelines to Help the Space Situational Awareness Community
Keith Morris, Lockheed Martin; Christopher Tamanini, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: GEO Satellite Characterization, Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, Space Situational Awareness Policy, Space Traffic Management
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Orbit Design of an Autonomous Space-Based SSA Swarm: Distributed Deep Learning at the Edge
Lorraine Weis, L3 Harris; Islam Hussein, L3 Harris
Keywords: Distributed Machine Learning, Space Situational Awareness, Recursive Neural Network, Sensor Tasking
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Future On-Orbit Spacecraft Technologies and Associated Challenges for Space Situational Awareness
Simon George, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Andrew Ash, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Keywords: SSA, Spacecraft Systems, Horizon-Scanning, Astrodynamics
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Star Tracker Accuracy Improvement and Optimization for Attitude Measurement in Three-Axis
Michael Lichter, Air Force Institute of Technology and NASA Glenn Research Center
Keywords: Star Tracker, Communications, Optics, Model, Navigation, Attitude
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Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution of Closely Spaced Dim Stellar Objects
Ronald Aung, Air Force Institute of Technology; Stephen Cain, Air Force Institute of Technology
Keywords: Imaging through Turbulence, Image Restoration, Dim Object Detection, Closely Spaced Objects
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Optical imaging of faint geosynchronous debris with the Isaac Newton Telescope
James Blake, University of Warwick; Paul Chote, University of Warwick; Don Pollacco, University of Warwick; Dimitri Veras, University of Warwick; Andrew Ash, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; William Feline, Dstl; Grant Privett, Dstl
Keywords: Optical imaging, GEO detection and characterization, Brightness variability, GEO Survey, Debris population
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Characterizing LEO Objects using Simultaneous Multi-Color Optical Array
Tanner Campbell, University of Arizona; Vishnu Reddy, University of Arizona; Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona; Scott Tucker, Starizona
Keywords: SSA, Space Situational Awareness, Optical Arrays, RSO Characterization, Photometry
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Precision Optical Light Curves of LEO and GEO Objects
Paul Chote, University of Warwick; James Blake, University of Warwick; Don Pollacco, University of Warwick
Keywords: LEO light curves, GEO light curves, Imaging, Calibrated photometry, Robotic telescopes
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Machine Classification and Sub-classification Pipeline for GEO light curves
Phan Dao, Air Force Research Laboratory; Kristen Haynes, Applied Optimization Inc.; Stephen Gregory, Applied Optimization Inc.; Jeff Hollon, Applied Optimization; Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization Inc.; Kimberly Kinateder, Applied Optimization
Keywords: automated classifier, GEO light curves, wavelet, random forest
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Machine Learning for RSO Maneuver Classification and Orbital Pattern Prediction
Phillip DiBona, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories; James Foster, Lockheed Martin; Anthony Falcone, Functor Reality, Inc; Michael Czajkowski, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technologies Lab
Keywords: maneuver classification, threat assessment, machine learning, patterns of life
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Correlation-based Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing with extended source beacon
Takao Endo, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Yoshichika Miwa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Toshiyuki Ando, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Yasutaka Fujii, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Takashi Takanezawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Yutaka Ezaki, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Keywords: Wavefront sensing, Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor, Adaptive optics, Active optics
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ARGUS: A UK Citizen Science study in support of the Surveillance of Space
William Feline, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; Grant Privett, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; Andrew Ash, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Nicholas Harwood, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; James Symons, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; Joshua Davis, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory; Trevor Gainey, Basingstoke Astronomical Society; Robin Gray, Basingstoke Astronomical Society; Alan Lorrain, Basingstoke Astronomical Society; John Murphy, Basingstoke Astronomical Society; David Shave-Wall; Bob Trevan, Basingstoke Astronomical Society; David Wright, Basingstoke Astronomical Society
Keywords: SSA, electro-optical, citizen science
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CREAM – ESA’s Proposal for Collision Risk Estimation and Automated Mitigation
Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office; Holger Krag, ESA Space Debris Office; Klaus Merz, ESA Space Debris Office; Stijn Lemmens, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office;
Keywords: Collision Avoidance, SSA, Space Safety, Automation, Large constellations
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Image Restoration from Sodium Guide Star Observations in Daylight
Michael Hart, HartSCI LLC; Douglas Hop, HartSCI, LLC; Jeff Richey, Air Force Research Laboratory(AFRL/RD); T. Ryan Swindle, Air Force Research Laboratory(AFRL/RD)
Keywords: Imaging, Adaptive Optics
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Search-Based Vs. Task-Based Space Surveillance for Ground-Based Telescopes
Fred Hertwig, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT); John Colombi, AFIT; Richard Cobb, AFIT; David Meyer, AFIT
Keywords: Space Surveillance, Space Situational Awareness, Ground-Based Telescopes, GEO
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Experimentally-Derived Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Data in Support of the Orbital Debris Program Office
John Hostetler, JACOBS, NASA Johnson Space Center; Heather Cowardin, JACOBS, NASA Johnson Space Center
Keywords: NROC, BRDF, Phase functions, laboratory data
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Ultrafast Wide Field Telescope for Space Debris Detection and Tracking
Martin Ploner, ASA Astrosysteme GmbH; Philipp Keller, ASA Astrosysteme GmbH; Egon Döberl, ASA Astrosysteme GmbH ; Wolfgang Promper, ASA Astrosysteme GmbH; Dietmar Weinzinger, ASA Astrosysteme GmbH
Keywords: fast wide field telescope, space debris observation, robotic telescope
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Determining Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution Resolvability using Deep Learning
Trent Kyono, The Boeing Company; Jacob Lucas, The Boeing Company; Michael Werth, The Boeing Company; Justin Fletcher,Qdyssey Systems Consulting; Ian McQuaid, AFRL
Keywords: Deep learning, machine learning, multi-frame blind deconvolution
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NASA’s Orbital Debris Optical Program: ES-MCAT Updated and Upgraded
Sue Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center Orbital Debris Program Office; Brent Buckalew, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center; Paul Hickson, University of British Columbia/Euclid Research; Heather Cowardin, Jacobs, NASA Johnson Space Center
Keywords: optical, telescope, orbital debris
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A Virtual Assistant for Space Situational Awareness
Jeremy Ludwig, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.; Devin Cline, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.; Todd Spradley, USAF (Ret); Laura Militello, Applied Decision Science; Julie Dilulio, Applied Decision Science
Keywords: Virtual assistant, artificial intelligence, space situational awareness, command and control
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An Open Source Long Term Archiving and Trending Solution for SSA
Ryan Melton, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Jason Thomas, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
Keywords: Data, Archiving, Trending, COSMOS, SSA
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Building Small-Satellites to Live Through the Kessler Effect
Steven Morad, University of Arizona, SpaceTREx; Himangshu Kalita, University of Arizona, SpaceTREx; Ravi teja Nallapu, University of Arizona, SpaceTREx; Jekan Thangavelautham, University of Arizona, SpaceTREx
Keywords: space debris, Kessler Effect, obstacle avoidance, impact studies, inflatables
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Commercial SSA capability in Japan
Daiki Mori, NEC Aerospace Systems, Ltd.; Masatoshi Ebara, NEC Corporation; Takahiro Okada, NEC Corporation; Hideki Kimura, NEC Corporation;
Keywords: SSA, STM, Commercial,
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Survey Design for Small Autonomous Ground-Based Telescopes To Detect Uncontrolled/Debris GEO Objects
Akhter Mahmud Nafi, Utah State University; David Geller, Utah State University
Keywords: Astrodynamics, Debris, Space Situational Awareness, Small Autonomous Telescope Systems
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Examining the Effects of On-Orbit Aging of SL-12 Rocket Bodies using Visible Band Spectra with the MMT Telescope and 5-Color Photometry with the UKIRT/WFCAM
Eric Pearce, University of Arizona Steward Observatory; Benjamin Weiner, MMT Observatory; Adam Block, University of Arizona Steward Observatory; Harrison Krantz, University of Arizona Steward Observatory; Kris Rockowitz, University of Arizona Steward Observatory; Brad Sease, Computational Physics, Inc; Greg Hennessy, U.S. Naval Observatory; Michelle Wilson, SAIC;
Keywords: satellite reflectance spectra, SL-12 rocket bodies, optical, debris, aging
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Dragster: An Assimilative Tool for Satellite Drag Specification
Marcin Pilinski, University of Colorado at Boulder / Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; Geoff Crowley, ASTRA LLC.; Matt Seaton, ASTRA LLC.; Eric Sutton, University of Colorado / SWx TREC
Keywords: Conjunction Analysis, Satellite Drag, Low Earth Orbit, Space Environment, Data Assimilation
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Observations and Design of a new Neuromorphic Event-based All-Sky and Fixed Region Imaging System
Nicholas Ralph, Western Sydney University; Darren Maybour, Western Sydney University; Yeshwanth Bethi, Western Sydney University; Gregory Cohen, Western Sydney University
Keywords: Instrumentation, Imaging, Neuromorphic, Event-based, Astronomy, Optical
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Blockchain Enabled Space Traffic Awareness (BESTA)
Harvey Reed, The MITRE Corporation; Nathaniel Dailey, The Mitre Corporation & American University School of Public Affairs; Bob Carden, The MITRE Corporation; Dave Bryson, The MITRE Corporation
Keywords: STM (Space Traffic Management), blockchain, SSA (Space Situational Awareness)
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Assessing and Minimizing Collisions in Satellite Mega-Constellations
Nathan Reiland, University of Arizona; Aaron J. Rosengren, University of Arizona; Renu Malhotra, University of Arizona; Claudio Bombardelli, Technical University of Madrid;
Keywords: collision probability, collision prediction, mega-constellations, astrodynamics, orbital debris, space situational awareness
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Satellite Tracking and Characterization Using Signal Data
David Richmond, Lockheed Martin; Tatum Poole, Lockheed Martin
Keywords: Signal Quality, Doppler shift, Manuever Detection, Satellite Position, Pattern of Life
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Panoptes-1AB and Solaris-5 unique wide field telescopes with sCmos cameras
Beata Rogowska, Research Foundation Baltic Institute of Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Maciej Konacki, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Research Foundation Baltic Institute of Technology; Arkadiusz Chimicz, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Rafal Pawlaszek, Sybilla Technologies; Stanislaw Kozlowski, Cillium Engineering; Piotr Sybilski, Sybilla Technologies
Keywords: optical sensors, astrographs, scmos cameras, synthetic tracking
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Modeling Energy Dissipation and Deformation in a Tumbling Defunct Satellite Using a Finite Element Method
Ryotaro Sakamoto, University of Colorado Boulder; Daniel Scheeres, University of Colorado Boulder
Keywords: energy dissipation, finite element method, rigid body dynamics, debris
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Application Development with High Definition SSA Information
Takao Sato, NEC Aerospace Systems, Ltd.; Daisuke Yamashita, NEC Aerosoace Systems, Ltd.; Daiki Mori, NEC Aerosoace Systems, Ltd; Touko Yamada, NEC Aerospace Systems Ltd., Masatoshi Ebara, NEC Corporation; Takahiro Okada, NEC Corporation; Taichiro SANO, NEC Corporation;
Keywords: Application development, Datafusion, SSA
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Network Performance Analysis of Laser-optical Tracking for Space Situational Awareness in the Lower Earth Orbit
Stefan Scharring, German Aerospace Center (DLR); Jens Rodmann, German Aerospace Center (DLR); Wolfgang Riede, DLR
Keywords: laser ranging, network analysis, orbit determination, space debris, Low Earth Orbit, state vector, covariance propagation, cloud coverage
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Phasing an Optical Interferometer using the Radio Emission from the Target Being Observed
Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory; David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering; Tom Armstrong, Naval Research Laboratory; Sergio Restaino, Naval Research Laboratory
Keywords: Geosats, optical interferometry, radio interferometry, imaging, instrumentation
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Testbed to Evaluate New Approaches for STM
Bernard Seery, Universities Space Research Association; Karin Hilser, Universities Space Research Association; Kevin Toner, MITRE Corporation; Robert Carden, MITRE Corporation; Scott Kordella, MITRE Corporation; Aaron Rosengren, University of Arizon; Carolin Frueh, Purdue University
Keywords: STM, Space Policy Directive 3, data science, data management, quantification of data, MITRE, USRA
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Sodium guidestar signal levels measured at AMOS and comparison to theory
Daniel Senft, Air Force Research Laboratory; Scott Hunt, Air Force Research Laboratory; T. Ryan Swindle; Air Force Research Laboratory; Nathaniel Morris, Boeing Laser Technical Services; Richard Holmes, Boeing Laser Technical Services; Edwin Walker, Boeing Laser Technical Services; Jacob Lucas, Boeing Laser Technical Services; Michael Abercrombie, Boeing Laser Technical Services; John Mooney, Boeing Laser Technical Services; Timothy Georges, Boeing Laser Technical Services
Keywords: Adaptive Optics, Artificial Beacons, Laser Guidestars, Imaging, Wavefront Compensation
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Daytime GEO Tracking with “Aquila”: Approach and Results from a New Ground-Based SWIR Small Telescope System
Jeffrey Shaddix, Numerica Corporation; Jacob Brannum, Numerica Coorporation; Alex Ferris, Numerica Corporation; Austin Hariri, Numerica Corporation; Ari Larson, Numerica Corporation; Tyler Mancini, Numerica Corporation; Jeff Aristoff, Numerica Corporation;
Keywords: Space Situational Awareness, Daytime Satellite Tracking, SWIR Imaging, Small Autonomous Telescope Systems, Global Telescope Networks, Persistent Monitoring, Maneuver Detection, Characterization
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Design & Development of an Optimized Sensor Scheduling & Tasking Program for Tracking Space Objects
David Shteinman, Industrial Sciences Group; Mark Yeo, Industrial Sciences Group; Alexander Ryan, Industrial Sciences Group; Scott Dorrington, Industrial Sciences Group; James Bennett, EOS Space Systems; Michael Lachut, Space Environment Research Centre;
Keywords: space situational awareness, sensor tasking, optimization
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Large Format Cross Strip Readout Image Sensors for High Temporal Resolution Astronomy and Remote Sensing
Oswald Siegmund, University of California; John Vallerga, University of California; Jason McPhate, University of California; Travis Curtis, University of California; Nate Darling, University of California; Camden Ertley, Incom Inc.; Till Cremer, Incom Inc.; Alexey Lyashenko, Incom Inc.; Michael Minot, Incom Inc.; Gary Varner, University of Hawaii
Keywords: Imaging, photon counting, microchannel plate, high time resolution
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Development of the Slovak 70-cm Optical Passive System Dedicated to Space Debris Tracking on LEO to GEO orbits
Jiri Silha, Comenius University, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics; Stanislav Krajčovič, Comenius University; Matej Zigo, Comenius University in Bratislava; Danica Zilkova, Comenius University in Bratislava; Pavol Zigo, Comenius University in Bratislava; Jaroslav Simon, Comenius University in Bratislava; Juraj Toth, Comenius University in Bratislava; Leonard Kornos, Comenius University in Bratislava; Srinivas Setty, ESA/ESOC, GMV Insyen AG; Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office; Beatriz Jilete, Space Surveillance and Tracking Segment, Space Situational Awareness Programme;
Keywords: optical telescope, space debris, development, SST
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Remote Manoeuvre of Space Debris using Photon Pressure for Active Collision Avoidance
Craig Smith, EOS Space Systems; Steve Gower, Space Environment Research Centre; David Ball, Space Environment Research Centre Limited
Keywords: Colliions avoidance, photon pressure, high power lasers, adaptive optics
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Conditionally Augmented Temporal Anomaly Reasoner And Convolutional Tracking System
Dwight Temple, ExoAnalytic Solutions
Keywords: neural, network, generative, anomaly, detection, classification, real, time, data
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Fast Covariance Propagation for Two-Line Element Sets
Blair Thompson, U. S. Air Force 319th Combat Training Squadron; Jesse Gossner, U. S. Air Force 319th Combat Training Squadron; Brandon Sais, U. S. Air Force 319th Combat Training Squadron; Elizabeth Cunningham, U. S. Air Force 319th Combat Training Squadron
Keywords: two-line elements, covariance, space situational awareness
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Streak detection in wide field of view images using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
Luis Varela, New Mexico State University; Laura Boucheron, New Mexico State University; Nick Malone, Tau Technologies; Nicholas Spurlock, Tau Technologies
Keywords: Streak detection, image processing, convolutional neural network (CNN), deep learning, Wide field of View, night sky imagery, meteor detection
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Test Phase of OWL-Net : Global Network of Robotic Telescopes (2017-2018)
Hong-Suh Yim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Jang-Hyun Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Jung Hyun Jo, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Jin Choi, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) / University of Science and Technology (UST); Dong-Goo Roh, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Myungjin Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Sooyoung Kim, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Sungki Cho, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Eun-Jung Choi, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Young-Sik Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Hong-Kyu Moon, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Young-Jun Choi, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Jae-Mann Kyeong, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Jiwoong Yu, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Seong-Cheol Bang, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Wonyong Han, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute;
Keywords: optical telescope, robotic observatory, automatic observation, space situational awareness
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A Robust Vision-based Algorithm for Detecting and Classifying Small Orbital Debris Using On-board Optical Cameras
Yasin Zamani, University of Utah; Joel Amert, NASA/MSFC; Thomas Bryan, NASA/MSFC; Neda Nategh, University of Utah
Keywords: orbital debris, image processing, object detection, classification algorithms, orbital debris tracking systems, optical camera
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