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Intelligent sensor tasking for space collision mitigation
Author(s): John R. Henderson; Sergei Nikolaev; Donald W. Phillion; Willem H. De Vries; Alexander J. Pertica; Scot S. Olivier
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Paper Abstract

Orbital collisions pose a hazard to space operations. Using a high performance computer modeling and simulation environment for space situational awareness, we explore a new paradigm for improving satellite conjunction analysis by obtaining more precise orbital information only for those objects that pose a collision risk greater than a defined threshold to a specific set of satellites during a specified time interval. In particular, we assess the improvement in the quality of the conjunction analysis that can be achieved using a distributed network of ground-based telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7691, Space Missions and Technologies, 76910L (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850794
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Henderson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sergei Nikolaev, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald W. Phillion, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Willem H. De Vries, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Alexander J. Pertica, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scot S. Olivier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7691:
Space Missions and Technologies
Joseph Lee Cox; Manfred G. Bester; Wolfgang Fink, Editor(s)

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