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Micro-satellite for space debris observation by optical sensors
Author(s): Marc Thillot; Xavier Brenière; Thierry Midavaine

Paper Abstract

The purpose of this theoretical study carried out under CNES contract is to analyze the feasibility of small space debris detection and classification with an optical sensor on-board micro-satellite. Technical solutions based on active and passive sensors are analyzed and compared. For the most appropriated concept an optimization was made and theoretical performances in terms of number of detection versus class of diameter were calculated. Finally we give some preliminary physical sensor features to illustrate the concept (weight, volume, consumption,…).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105690X (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307890
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Thillot, Thomson-CSF Optronique (France)
Xavier Brenière, Thomson-CSF Optronique (France)
Thierry Midavaine, Thomson-CSF Optronique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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