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Analysis of multispectral radiometric signatures from geosynchronous satellites
Author(s): Tamara E.W. Payne; Stephen A. Gregory; Nina M. Houtkooper; Todd W. Burdullis
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate has collected and analyzed passive Multispectral radiometric data using two different sets of filters: astronomical broad-band Johnson filters and the Space Object Identification In Living Color (SILC) filters for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) of geosynchronous satellites (GEOs). The latter set of filters was designed as part of the SILC Space Battlelab initiative. The radiometric data of geosynchronous satellites were taken using a charge-coupled device (CCD) on the 24-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope at Capilla Peak Observatory of the University of New Mexico. The target list is comprised of satellites with similar and dissimilar bus structures. Additionally, some of the satellites are in a cluster. The results presented will show the advances in classifying GEOs by their bus type and a resolution scenario of cluster cross tagging using Multispectral radiometric measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4847, Astronomical Data Analysis II, (19 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461029
Show Author Affiliations
Tamara E.W. Payne, Schafer Corp. (United States)
Stephen A. Gregory, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Nina M. Houtkooper, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Todd W. Burdullis, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4847:
Astronomical Data Analysis II
Jean-Luc Starck; Fionn D. Murtagh, Editor(s)

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