Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI220
Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XIII
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Genshe Chen, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (United States)
  • Khanh D. Pham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Program Committee
  • Xiaoli Bai, Rutgers, The State Univ. of New Jersey (United States)
  • Trevor J. Bihl, Air Force Research Lab. - Sensors (United States)
  • Erik P. Blasch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Janette C. Briones, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
  • Yu Chen, Binghamton Univ. (United States)
  • Joseph L. Cox, LinQuest (United States)
  • Roger Cutitta, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
  • Sarah T. Crites, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
  • Thomas George, SaraniaSat Inc. (United States)
  • Ping Hagler, Missile Defense Agency (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Ricardo Lent, Univ. of Houston (United States)
  • Uttam Kumar Majumder, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Brian K. McComas, Raytheon Missile Systems (United States)
  • Jeremy Murray-Krezan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Elias T. Naffah, NASA Glenn Research Ctr. (United States)
  • Tien M. Nguyen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
  • Andre Samberg, Sec-Control Finland Ltd. (Finland)
  • Carolyn Sheaff, Air Force Research Lab. - Rome (United States)
  • Dan Shen, Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. (United States)
  • Ryan M. Weisman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
  • Yufeng Zheng, Alcorn State Univ. (United States)
  • Peter Zulch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Call for
Space system includes launch, payload adapters, on-orbit systems, communications links, ground systems, and user equipment. The popular appreciation for the effects of space weather, orbital debris, the proliferation of space launch capability within the third world, and the halt of American manned space flight have all increased the demand for contextual understanding for both challenges and possibilities for the future of space. Developments in microsat and picosat systems, coupled with more affordable launch services such as the pioneering Space X enterprise, may vastly transform space activities for knowledge discovery, economic prosperity, and national security. Specifically, sustained excellence in communications, position navigation and timing is vital to the future conduct of space policies and operations. Toward that end, effective research and development ranges from operational concepts to subsystems and component level innovations that cover all aspects of the design process, including end-user requirements definition and analysis and how those requirements impact design and operational decisions. It is anticipated that the range of scientific and defense-related topics will also foster multidisciplinary discussions that allow participants to gain an understanding of the technological issues being addressed by their counterparts working in different areas such as: i) sensors and sensor control for autonomous space operations; ii) remote sensing for space intelligence and security; iii) assure access and security in space; and iv) optical and quantum information sciences and technologies for flexible and resilient timing, navigation, and communications with civilian and military purposes alike.

This conference captures the uses and issues involving both civil and military space systems and provides a forum for cross-fertilization between international civil space, military space, and the intelligence community. Papers are solicited on the following and related topics:

Sensors and Sensor Control
  • sensors and systems for space situational awareness
  • color photometry of multiple resident space objects
  • dual-use subsystems such as sensors used for communications purposes
  • active illumination for non-imaging optical sensors
  • indication and warning data fusion and decision support
  • innovative tasking and dissemination architectures
  • missile defense sensors and applications
  • small-sat, micro-sat, and nano-sat technologies.
  • microservices architecture for space sensing systems
Remote Sensing and Space Control
  • mitigation of space environment effects, such as radiation hardening
  • optical contamination detection, abatement, effects and response
  • change detection
  • closely spaced object determination
  • resident space object track association, trajectory inference and prediction
  • persistent monitoring for time sensitive and critical engagement.
Assure Access and Security in Space
  • high assurance internet protocol encryptor (HAIPE)
  • robust and secure machine learning
  • security, privacy and trust in edge-fog-cloud computing based space systems
  • blockchain enabled decentralized security solutions
  • information priority and scheduling
  • information interoperability
  • network verification and validation.
Optical and Quantum Information Technologies
  • laser communications for crosslink and downlink
  • modeling, simulation, and analysis of time transfers in optical crosslinks
  • distributed time transfer mechanisms in optical crosslink satellite constellations
  • compensation of Shapiro delays and other propagation effects
  • quantum networks of clocks
  • quantum communications
  • laser communication architectures and infrastructures.
Emerging Technologies
  • 3D Printing/ Additive manufacturing for space application
  • Virtual reality (VR)/ AR (augmented reality) for space application
  • AI and Machine learning for space application

Best Paper Awards

We are pleased to announce Best Paper Awards in Sensors and Systems, sponsored by Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc., will be awarded to the best paper and best student paper in Sensors and Systems for Space Applications. Qualifying papers will be evaluated by the awards committee. Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. The winners will be announced during the conference and the presenting authors will be awarded a cash prize.

To be eligible for the Best Paper Award, you must:
  • be listed as an author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 1 April 2020
  • present your paper as scheduled.
To be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, you must:
  • be a student without a doctoral degree (undergraduate, graduate, or PhD student)
  • submit your abstract online, and select “Yes” when asked if you are a full-time student, and select yourself as the speaker
  • be the presenting author on an accepted paper within this conference
  • have conducted the majority of the work to be presented
  • submit your manuscript online by 1 April 2020
  • present your paper as scheduled.
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