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Air Force Maui Optical Station (AMOS) sensitivity enhancements for optical debris detection
Author(s): Paul W. Kervin; John L. Africano; Don Johnson; Paul F. Sydney; John V. Lambert
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Paper Abstract

To better characterize the orbital debris environment, improvements must be made to the overall sensitivity of the orbital debris surveillance system. There are many ways to improve the sensitivity of the optical system: through hardware and software improvements, and through observing techniques. AMOS has been investigating algorithms for processing video data as a technique for improving the sensitivity of the optical sensors. This paper discusses preliminary results for two different approaches to the sensitivity issue, and the potential for implementing them in real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2483, Space Environmental, Legal, and Safety Issues, (23 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212565
Show Author Affiliations
Paul W. Kervin, Phillips Lab. (United States)
John L. Africano, Rockwell Power Systems (United States)
Don Johnson, Rockwell Space Operations (United States)
Paul F. Sydney, Rockwell Power Systems (United States)
John V. Lambert, Rockwell Space Operations (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2483:
Space Environmental, Legal, and Safety Issues
Timothy D. Maclay, Editor(s)

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