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Signal processing requirements for a space-borne radar for detecting orbital debris
Author(s): George Dickey Arndt; Brian A. Bourgeois; J. R. Carl; I. Paz
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Paper Abstract

Orbital debris in low-earth-orbit poses an increasing threat to the Space Station. A combined ground-based/on-orbit radar detection system can provide adequate warning to minimize the collision threat. Previous studies have shown that a debris warning system must be capable of providing accurate tracking information one to two orbits in advance of a possible conjunction (collision). An on-board sensor (radar) is the most cost effective method for getting this updated tracking information.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2214, Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177652
Show Author Affiliations
George Dickey Arndt, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Brian A. Bourgeois, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
J. R. Carl, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
I. Paz, Shason Microwave Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2214:
Space Instrumentation and Dual-Use Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; Michael Chrisp; Concetto R. Giuliano; W. Pete Latham; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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