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Research on space-based optical surveillance's observation strategy of geostationary-orbit's pitch point region
Author(s): Xue-ying Wang; Wei An; Yu-hao Wu; Jun Li
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Paper Abstract

In order to surveillance the geostationary (GEO) objects, including man-made satellites and space debris, more efficiently, a space-based optical surveillance system was designed in this paper. A strategy to observe the pinch point region was selected because of the GEO objects’ dynamics features. That strategy affects the surveillance satellites orbital type and sensor pointing strategy. In order to minimize total surveillance satellites and the revisit time for GEO objects, a equation was set. More than 700 GEO objects’ TLE from NASA’s website are used for simulation. Results indicate that the revisit time of the surveillance system designed in this paper is less than 24 hours, more than 95% GEO objects can be observed by the designed system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9521, Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part I, 95211Q (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2182249
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Xue-ying Wang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Wei An, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Yu-hao Wu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Jun Li, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9521:
Selected Papers from Conferences of the Photoelectronic Technology Committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics 2014, Part I
Xun Hou; Zhihong Wang; Lingan Wu; Jing Ma, Editor(s)

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