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Enabling homeland security missions with in-space 3D printing
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the utility of space-based 3D printing for homeland security applications, with needs ranging from the collection of data to facilitate the detection of occurrences ranging from prospective acts of terrorism, to invasion, to natural disasters. This paper presents and evaluates multiple prospective homeland security applications for an in-space 3D printing technology. The technology’s efficacy for the fabrication, refurbishment and repair of orbital craft on-demand as well as its utility as part of a mothership for a sensor net constellation are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9825, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV, 98250C (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223506
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Thomas McGuire, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Michael Hirsch, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Michael Parsons, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Skye Leake, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)
Jeremy Straub, Univ. of North Dakota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9825:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security, Defense, and Law Enforcement Applications XV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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