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Comprehensive study of a space-based surveillance system for aircraft detection in Canada's outer zones
Author(s): Martin P. Levesque; Daniel St-Germain; Jean-Marc Theriault; Robert Charpentier
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Paper Abstract

A surveillance concept is formulated for the detection and localization of large aircraft in the outer zone surrounding Canada, based on a cued sensor in a one-meter aperture satellite- mounted camera, working in the 8 to 12 micrometers spectral band, surveying a narrow fence enclosing the north of Canada from the Pacific to the Atlantic via the Arctic. This surveillance task can be achieved by three satellites in inclined elliptical orbits for the Arctic zone above the 50th parallel or by six satellites for a zone of surveillance extended up to the 40th parallel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2553, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing III, (29 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221401
Show Author Affiliations
Martin P. Levesque, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Daniel St-Germain, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Jean-Marc Theriault, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Robert Charpentier, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2553:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing III
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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