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Space object surveillance using incidental measurements from vehicle-board sensors
Author(s): Sandip Roy
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Paper Abstract

This article envisions surveillance and estimation in a future data-rich space environment, wherein spacecraft and other systems sense and record myriad environmental parameters incidentally to their primary missions. In this future environment, a wide range of sensor data will be available, but much of the data may be incidental, and hence subject to fluctuation, gaps, and low fidelity. Here, we explore estimation using such incidental-measurement data streams. Specifically, two canonical incidental-measurement-based estimation problems are posed—one concerned with recovering diffusive processes from an incidentally-mobile sensor, the other concerned with object (target) tracking using incidental measurements. Basic formal analyses of these estimation problems are pursued, and simulation results are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9085, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VII, 90850X (3 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053349
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Sandip Roy, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9085:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications VII
Khanh D. Pham; Joseph L. Cox, Editor(s)

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