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Short arc gating in multiple hypothesis tracking for space surveillance
Author(s): Sabino M. Gadaleta; Joshua T. Horwood; Aubrey B. Poore
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Paper Abstract

Multiple hypothesis tracking methods are under development for space surveillance and one challenge is the accurate and timely orbit initiation from sets of uncorrelated optical observations. This paper develops gating methods for correlation of optical observations in space surveillance. A pair gate based on the concept of an admissible region is introduced. By implementing a hierarchy from fast, but coarse, to more expensive, but accurate gates, the number of hypotheses to be considered for initial orbit determination is reduced considerably. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the gating procedure, address gate parameter determination, and study the accuracy of initial orbits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8385, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications V, 83850Y (24 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923577
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Sabino M. Gadaleta, Numerica Corp. (United States)
Joshua T. Horwood, Numerica Corp. (United States)
Aubrey B. Poore, Numerica Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8385:
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications V
Khanh D. Pham; Joseph L. Cox; Richard T. Howard; Henry Zmuda, Editor(s)

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