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Algorithms improvement in image processing for optical observations of artificial objects in geostationary orbit with the TAROT telescopes
Author(s): Myrtille Bourez-Laas; Alain Klotz; Gwendoline Blanchet; Michel Boër; Etienne Ducrotté
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Paper Abstract

TAROT (Télescope á Action Rapide pour les Objets Transitoires - Rapid Action Telescope for Transient Objects) is a network of robotic ground based telescopes. Since 2002, we use them for a survey of artificial objects (satellites, debris) in the geostationary orbit. The objects are detected, their orbit is computed, and follow-up observations are planned. We are currently implementing new, more efficient, image processing algorithms in order to improve the processing speed, the sensitivity, and to decrease the rate of false detections. We present our new implemented methods, as well as the results obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7000, Optical and Digital Image Processing, 700020 (19 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778164
Show Author Affiliations
Myrtille Bourez-Laas, Observatoire de Haute Provence, CNRS (France)
Alain Klotz, Observatoire de Haute Provence, CNRS (France)
Ctr. d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, CNRS (France)
Gwendoline Blanchet, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Michel Boër, Observatoire de Haute Provence, CNRS (France)
Etienne Ducrotté, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7000:
Optical and Digital Image Processing
Peter Schelkens; Touradj Ebrahimi; Gabriel Cristóbal; Frédéric Truchetet, Editor(s)

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